EEAP Spring Conference 2014: Big Data for Energy and Environment
May 15, 2014
Highlights of spring conference of the Energy & Environment Affiliates Program (EEAP), a partnership between member industrial firms and Stanford, learned from Stanford faculty and students about cutting-edge research, tools and techniques to solve industry challenges with big data. More information: http://eeap.stanford.edu/conference2014_spring
Since 2010, the Center for Ocean Solutions has supported pioneering student research on novel technologies to combat so-called pirate fishing. The Center is a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute and the Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Read more.
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | Highlights
May 5, 2014
The Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 engaged a diverse cohort of 54 CEOs, chief sustainability officers, and business unit heads from 47 companies including AT&T, Annie's Inc., Airbnb, Chevron, Disney, Gap, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Method, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Yahoo and a small group of Woods faculty from all seven Stanford schools.. Watch more videos from this event.
Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and current vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple, discusses what the private sector can do to unleash a wide range of environmental solutions. Jackson spoke at the second annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture in honor of the Stanford professor, Stanford Woods Institute senior fellow and world-renowned climate scientist who died in 2010.
Law of the River: The Future of Interstate Compacts in the American West
April 21, 2014
Water in the West, a joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute and The Bill Lane Center for the American West presented a panel of experts to provide perspectives on the past, present, and future of interstate compacts in the management of rivers and water in the west. Panelists included Stanford Woods Institute Perry L. McCarty Director Buzz Thompson, former Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes and Assistant Attorney General for the state of Kansas Burke Griggs. Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Water in the West, moderated the panel. Read more.
Senior Fellow Chris Field discusses major United Nations climate change report at Connecting the Dots, an event, co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute, that brought together experts from a range of disciplines to discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of climate, energy, food, water and environmental resources. Field is co-chair of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group that published in April 2014 a report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Read more.
Meg Caldwell: Climate Change and the Bay - Monterey Prepares for the Future
April 2, 2014
Senior Lecturer Meg Caldwell discusses the impacts of erosion along the coastline due to climate change. She shares some of research put into practice by the Center for Ocean Solutions in partnership with local communities. Read more.
Senior Fellow Chris Field, co-chair of Working Group II for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, discusses how humans are changing the climate and how climate change is impacting us. Read more.
Deborah Gordon: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet
March 1, 2014
Woods-affiliated Professor of Biology Deborah Gordon explains her obsession with ants. She argues that ant life provides a useful model for learning about many other topics, including disease, technology and the human brain.
At a panel organized by Water in the West, a joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, experts discussed causes, policy implications and possible responses to California's historic drought.
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Mark Jacobson: Offshore Wind Farms as Hurricane Tamers
February 26, 2014
Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson discusses research showing how offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages. Read more.
Rob Dunbar: What the Antarctic Can Tell Us About a Warming Earth
February 21, 2014
Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Rob Dunbar, the W.M. Keck Professor of Earth Science, discusses his Antarctica research during a talk at Stanford sponsored by the Stanford School of Earth Sciences and Stanford Continuing Studies.
Paul Ehrlich Wins 2014 BBVA Foundation Award in Ecology
February 10, 2014
Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford Woods Institute senior fellow, discusses his work during interview for 2014 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology. The 400,000-euro award recognizes Ehrlich's contributions to "key conceptual advances in the science of ecology and conservation biology" and "long-standing influence in other academic disciplines."
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