Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Katharine Mach

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Managed Retreat: Transparency May Improve U.S. Home Buyout Programs »

September 11, 2018

New research finds government buyouts of homes in floodplains have often lacked transparency. This could deter residents from participating in managed retreat, one of the main strategies for adapting to areas becoming...

By Danielle Torrent Tucker, Stanford News Service

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Getting to Net-Zero Emissions: A Q&A with Stanford Experts »

July 2, 2018

Stanford researchers discuss the technologies and steps it will take to reach a net-zero carbon emission energy future.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

 flooding in Port Arthur, Texas, in August 2017

Coastal Resilience »

June 27, 2018

Stanford policy and climate experts discuss ways to secure communities and military installations in the face of increasing flooding.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Carbon Capture a Financial Opportunity for U.S. Biofuels »

April 23, 2018

With recent tax credits and other policies, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground is not only possible but profitable for U.S. biofuel refineries.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford News Service

oil refinery in Washington state

Stanford Experts Discuss Climate Case »

April 2, 2018

A closely watched federal trial pitting two cities against major oil companies has taken surprising and unorthodox turns. Stanford researchers examine the case, which could reshape the landscape of legal claims for...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Setting expectations for negative-emission systems in U.S. to protect climate »

March 12, 2018

A new study assesses potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in the United States.

By Mark Golden, Precourt Institute for Energy

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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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

Hurricane Risks Underscore Value of Climate Reports »

September 11, 2017

Researchers at Stanford show the critical role assessment of climate change and other environmental issues can play in supporting actions and responses by decision-makers.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Forest in Northern California

Growing Carbon Offsets on Trees »

August 14, 2017

A pioneering California program to sell carbon offsets has surprising environmental benefits – including providing habitat for endangered species – and provides lessons for initiatives under development in other states...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Q&A with Stanford experts on the president’s Paris agreement decision »

June 1, 2017

The president announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Four Stanford scholars discuss the implications of this decision.

By Devon Ryan, The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Trees in Brazil

Assuming easy carbon removal from the atmosphere is a high-stakes gamble »

May 18, 2017

Stanford scientists explain the risks of betting the world’s future on massive-scale deployment of carbon removal technologies.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Kivalina, an Alaskan village threatened by climate change and extreme weather.

Keeping Communities Out of Harm’s Way in a Changing Climate »

March 27, 2017

Based on examples from around the world, researchers chart the landscape for whether and how to implement the strategy of managed retreat – relocation or abandonment of development in the face of extreme weather risks....

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast.

How to Adapt to a Changing Climate »

January 31, 2017

Expert panel examines strategies and tools for adapting to current and future climate change-driven challenges.

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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How Will the Election Affect Environmental Policy? »

November 11, 2016

Stanford energy and environmental policy scholars suggest what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for such issues as U.S. participation in international agreements, environmental regulation and the Keystone Pipeline. ...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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How Can the World Manage a Historic Climate Agreement? »

November 9, 2016

Stanford climate scientist Katharine Mach comments on opportunities and obstacles for advancing the Paris Agreement, an ambitious global climate pact that recently went into force.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment