Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Robert Jackson

Global Climate Action Summit-Affiliated Events »

August 29, 2018

Stanford researchers and students hosted a number of events in connection with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

More frequent fires reduce soil carbon and fertility, slowing the regrowth of plants »

December 11, 2017

Long-term effects of repeated fires on soils found to have significant impacts on carbon storage not previously considered in global greenhouse gas estimates.

By Sarah Derouin, Stanford News Service

Traffic passes through polluted air in Ningbo, China.

Global Emissions Inching Up After Years of Flat Growth »

November 13, 2017

An international research team reports that the increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has resumed after a 3-year respite and may increase again next year. Despite the findings, improved energy...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Best Case Scenario for International Climate Talks »

November 7, 2017

Experts from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) to discuss a path to implementation of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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A rancher in Browns Valley, Calif. applies compost to grazed grasslands as part of a carbon sequestration study.

Soil Holds Potential to Slow Global Warming »

October 5, 2017

The land under our feet and the plant matter it contains could offset a significant amount of carbon emissions if managed properly. More research is needed to unlock soil’s potential to mitigate global warming, improve...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Workers at a solar station in the Mojave Desert attach a robot to clean panels.

Perspective: Let's Stop Talking About Climate Change »

April 4, 2017

Instead of talking about the polarized topic of climate change, Stanford Earth scientist Rob Jackson suggests focusing on the shared benefits of addressing the problem, including job creation, health and safety.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Graphi of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and industry

Refocusing the Global Warming Conversation »

March 2, 2017

Rather than talking about climate change's negative aspects, point to the co-benefits of finding climate solutions – from economics and jobs to water and the air we breathe, says global carbon emissions expert Rob Jackson...

By Danielle Torrent Tucker, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

A fracking operation in rural Pennsylvania.

How Landowners Can Limit Fracking Without Regulations »

February 1, 2017

An analysis by experts in Earth science and environmental law proposes creating underground easements to allow private landowners to restrict hydraulic fracturing and mining.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Action Needed to Make Stagnant Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall »

January 30, 2017

2016 marked the third year in a row when global CO2 emissions remained relatively flat, but actual declines won’t materialize without advances in carbon capture and storage technology and sustained growth in renewables....

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Cows in front of a windmill

Methane from Food Production: Climate Change Wildcard  »

December 11, 2016

Reports co-authored by Stanford Earth scientist show concentrations of methane approaching an internationally recognized worst-case scenario and highlight opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Revealing New Discoveries »

December 8, 2016

Stanford researchers will join colleagues from around the U.S. at the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world.

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Law enforcement personnel fire a water cannon at Standing Rock protestors in sub-zero temperature.

Standing Rock: Legal and Environmental Challenges »

December 2, 2016

Protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline have raised legal and environmental challenges against the pipeline’s construction. Stanford experts explain the current legal status of the pipeline and discuss environmental...

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

abandoned natural gas well

New Ways to Identify and Fix Methane-Emitting Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells »

November 15, 2016

New research finds far more abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania than previously thought and provides a framework for identifying wells across the United States and globally that are the worst methane leakers.

By Ker Than, Stanford News Service

Panel Discussion

Groundwater Forum Brings Research to Policymakers in Sacramento »

October 14, 2016

Scholars working with Water in the West discussed their latest research on groundwater and the implications for the future of California’s water.

By Felicity Barringer, Bill Lane Center for the American West

What is the Future of California’s Water? »

September 21, 2016

Sacramento briefing Sept. 27 to explore future of the Golden State's groundwater.

By Devon Ryan, Water in the West

The White House

A New President, a New Climate Agenda »

September 20, 2016

In Washington, D.C., forum, prominent experts from government, private and academic sectors provide guidance to the next administration on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the pivot to a clean energy...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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New Ideas for a Changing Environment »

July 12, 2016

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Announces 2016 Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program Grants

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Scientists Find ‘Water Windfall’ Beneath Central Valley »

June 27, 2016

New research indicates that California’s Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, but challenges to using it include pumping costs, ground subsidence and possible contamination.

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff members sample a monitoring well for contaminants from hydraulic fracturing in Pavillion, Wyoming.

Fracking's Impact to Drinking Water Sources »

March 29, 2016

A case study of a small Wyoming town reveals that practices common in the fracking industry may have widespread impacts on drinking water resources.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Woman collects drinking water near an oil and gas field

Weighing the Risk of Groundwater Contamination From Oil and Gas Wells »

February 23, 2016

Faulty, shallow wells can leak oil and natural gas into underground drinking-water supplies, Stanford Professor Rob Jackson finds.

By Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy

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