Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Mary Ruckelshaus

Resilience and the Future of the World’s Communities on the Coast »

September 20, 2017

Stanford scholars discussed sea level rise, extreme events, and other threats to coastal communities throughout the nation and around the world and how best to respond.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute of the Environment

Soldiers doing training exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Why Should the Department of Defense Care About Ecosystem Services? »

May 31, 2016

Taking a natural capital approach can help agencies achieve multiple federal mandates.

By Stacey Solie, Natural Capital Project

Offshore wind turbines

In the Line of Sight: Wind Energy Breakthrough »

November 4, 2015

Research highlights a breakthrough in the way wind power projects are sited, by modeling both viewshed data and wind power. The findings could save...

By Stacey Solie, Natural Capital Project

Bringing Natural Capital into the Mainstream »

July 6, 2015

Speakers at DC panel discussion on ecosystem services say we have the science to account for the value of nature – now we need to bring it into practice


By Paige Miller, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Drought Increases Spread of HIV in Africa »

June 24, 2015

When the rains fail in sub-Saharan Africa, some farmers try to make up for lost income through sex work. This, in turn, can increase local HIV infection rates by more than 10 percent, according to a new study.

By Laura Seaman, Center on Food Security and the Environment

Marking a Decade of Cross-Cutting Collaboration »

November 13, 2014

Woods anniversary symposium reflects on progress made and challenges ahead for Stanford researchers seeking environmental solutions 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Big Data for Energy and Environment »

July 15, 2014

Stanford program brings industry and researchers together  

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Sally Jewell

Business as a Powerful Force for Sustainability »

May 16, 2014

Inaugural Sustainability Summit opens new chapter in Stanford Woods Institute focus on educating, informing and inspiring business leaders

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

China's Clean-Water Program Benefits People and the Environment »

September 4, 2013

Rice farming near Beijing has contaminated and tapped the city's drinking water supply. For the past four years, China has been paying farmers to grow corn instead of rice, an effort that Stanford research shows is paying...

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

The Best Defense Against Catastrophic Storms: Mother Nature  »

July 15, 2013

Extreme weather, sea level rise and degraded coastal systems are placing people and property at greater risk along the coast.

By Elizabeth Rauer, Natural Capital Project

New Software Promotes Nature's Delivery of Clean Water »

June 14, 2013

Free, open-source software tool identifies cost-effective ways to invest in water

By Elizabeth Rauer, Natural Capital Project