Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

News and Press Releases

Stanford's Rising Environmental Leaders Selected »

February 3, 2016

Leadership program helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars maximize the impact of their research

By Paige Miller

Climate and the Doomsday Clock »

January 28, 2016

By Steve Fyffe, Stanford News Service

California state capitol in Sacramento

Woods Researchers on Water Future »

January 22, 2016

Woods researchers testify on water reuse, climate change effects and water innovation at hearings of California’s Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative Sources.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Woods Co-Director Jeff Koseff

Woods Co-Director Honored by Stanford Alumni »

January 19, 2016

By Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford News Service

How to Measure Resource Tradeoffs in Times of Drought »

January 14, 2016

A new computer model developed by a Stanford scientist can be used by resource managers around the world to weigh food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce

By Paige Miller

A slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where demand for freshwater has increased dramatically as the population has grown

World's Freshwater Increasingly Vulnerable »

January 11, 2016

Stanford analysis of 119 low-income countries finds challenges in common that could inform broad solutions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration »

January 6, 2016

Young Environmental Scholars conference encourages communication across disciplines

By Paige Miller

COP21: Climate Accord »

December 18, 2015

Stanford experts view landmark Paris climate agreement as a ‘foundation for future work’

By Paige Miller, Stanford Woods Institute

Fragmented forests in Myanmar

World Forest Carbon Stocks Overestimated »

December 18, 2015

Researchers with The Natural Capital Project show how fragmentation harms forests' ability to store carbon; more restoration is needed to reconnect forest patches.

By Stacey Solie, Stanford News Service

Microscopic view of schistosoma mansoni cercaria, parasite that carries a potentially deadly disease

Disease-Carrying Parasite May Have Achilles Heel »

December 17, 2015

Stanford researchers find infected snails are more appealing to their natural predators

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Student Osama El-Gabalawy interviews a farmer from Hollister, California, for an interactive map project on the effects of climate change

Interactive Tool Tells Story of Global Change »

December 16, 2015

Using first-person narratives, Stanford undergraduate students have created an interactive tool that shows how forces of global environmental change are manifested locally throughout...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Native Hawaiian fellows with sing a traditional song as part of the First Nations’ Futures Institute opening ceremony.

Stanford-Based Program Trains Indigenous Leaders »

December 15, 2015

First Nations’ Futures Institute celebrates 10 years of preparing young trailblazers to tackle environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges in their communities.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Massive Gas Leak: Assessments and Solutions »

December 10, 2015

Stanford experts comment on massive California gas leak. How bad is it, and what can be done to prevent similar leaks? 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A Time for Sea Change »

December 10, 2015

In the lead-up to the Paris climate talks, Center for Ocean Solutions experts explain why reducing carbon dioxide emissions is vital to both human and ocean health.

By Kristen Weiss, Center for Ocean Solutions

Illustration of proposed brick kiln pollution sensors to be funded by new Stanford seed grant program

Harnessing Sensors for Environmental Solutions  »

December 8, 2015

Stanford seed funding announced to spur use of sensors and big data to solve environmental challenges 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A carbon dioxide-emitting natural gas flare at a North Dakota oil well

Global Fossil-Fuel Emissions Could Decline in 2015 »

December 7, 2015

An international research team reports that the rapid increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has slowed in the past two years, underlining the need for action to...

By Mark Shwartz, Stanford News Service

Artificial pit to simulate permanent wetlands within a variable wetland site.

Mystery of Arsenic Release into Groundwater Solved »

December 4, 2015

Bacteria living in shallow sediment layers of permanently flooded wetlands in Asia drive arsenic release into water by feeding on freshly deposited plant material, a new study finds.

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

A still from trailer for "Tomorrow" documentary

Tomorrow: Solution Stories »

December 1, 2015

New documentary inspired by paper co-authored by Woods senior fellow shows way forward on environmental challenges

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

COP21: Informing Climate Agreement »

November 23, 2015

Decades of Stanford Research Underpin Global Climate Talks in Paris

By Leslie Willoughby, Stanford Woods Institute

solar panels and wind turbines

Underground Solution for Solar Energy Storage »

November 23, 2015

A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the U.S. electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable...

By Dan Stober, Stanford News Service

Past News & Press Releases By Year

2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  1998