March 2008             

WOODS WATCH

Grand Opening of the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building

Alumni Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki were among many guests at the March 4 dedication of the Y2E2 Building, home of the Woods Institute and other Stanford environmental programs.

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Y2E2: New Building Sets Sustainability Standards for Stanford

A special edition of the Stanford Report focuses on the Y2E2 Building and sustainability across the Stanford campus.

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SOLUTIONS

Kalalé Solar Electrification Project

A Woods Institute Environmental Ventures Project is bringing solar-powered electricity to rural villages in the West African Nation of Benin.

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Getting Credit for Going Green:
Making Sense of Carbon "Offsets" in a Carbon-Constrained World

Visiting scholar David J. Hayes’s follow-up report on the October 2007 Woods workshop on carbon offsets.

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IN THE NEWS

Op-Ed: "EPA's Own Study Argues for California Waiver" (San Francisco Chronicle)

In a guest editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle, Woods fellow Mark Z. Jacobson weighs in on California’s dispute with the US EPA over reducing greenhouse gases.

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Op-Ed: "The Energy Trap: Why the United States Is Doomed to Be an Energy Outlaw" (Newsweek)

Guest editorial by Woods fellow David Victor, professor of law at Stanford.

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PEOPLE

Gretchen Daily Awarded Sophie Prize

The Sophie Foundation in Oslo awarded Woods fellow Gretchen Daily the 2008 Sophie Prize for pioneering research that blends economics and ecology.

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Woods Faculty Update

See the expanded list of fellows, lecturers and affiliated scholars who have joined the Woods faculty.

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RESEARCH

Eletronic Tracking System Allows Scientists to Tail White
Sharks More Effectively

Woods fellow Barbara Block has pioneered the use of satellite tracking systems to glean new insights into the behavior of white sharks.

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Video: Gretchen Daily and Students Discuss the IPER Research Program

Watch a new video on environmental problem solving in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources (IPER) led by Woods fellow Gretchen Daily.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

19 Leopold Leadership Fellows Selected for 2008

The Leopold Leadership Program announces new environmental fellows for 2008.

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EVENTS

Troubled Waters Panel on April 8

The public is invited to attend the final Troubled Waters symposium, “Water for the Future,” with Professor Steve Gorelick and Woods fellows Pam Matson, Jeff Koseff and Buzz Thompson on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Kresge Auditorium.

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Energy Seminar and Environmental Forum

Spring Schedules will be posted on April 1.

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