Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Lisa Curran

Fruit of the oil palm

New Study: Oil Palm Plantations Threaten Water Quality »

June 30, 2014

Indonesia pays a price for a lucrative crop used in many household products. Palm plantations damage freshwater streams that supply drinking water to millions of people.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

48 Stanford Scientists Sign Global Environmental Consensus Statement »

May 23, 2013

California Governor accepts document endorsed by 520 scientists from 44 countries.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Oil Palm Plantations Clearing Carbon-Rich Tropical Forests »

October 7, 2012

Expanding production of palm oil, a common ingredient in food and personal care products, is driving deforestation and massive carbon dioxide emissions.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A Tale of Two Wests: Comparing Ecologies of Indigenous Countries »

August 29, 2012

Doug Bird, a Stanford Woods Institute-affiliated senior research scientist, discusses groundbreaking conference on ecologies of indigenous countries in Western North America and Western Australia.

By Doug Bird, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Oil Palm Surge a Source of Greenhouse Gas »

April 5, 2012

Continued expansion of industrial-scale oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo will become a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 unless strong forest and peatland protections are enacted and enforced,...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment