May 2010
Woods Institute Hosts Large-Scale Solar Technology and Policy Forum
On April 8-9, the Woods Institute hosted a forum on transforming large-scale solar technology into a viable source of energy. The forum brought together scientists, policy makers and leaders from industry and non-governmental organizations to formulate a blueprint for technology development, regulatory changes and deployment strategies.
Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicle Showcase Highlights the Race for Sustainable Cars
Video: Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick Discusses Public Perceptions of Climate Change
Earth Day 40th Anniversary: San Francisco Bay Area
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Co-Director Jeff Koseff discusses future impacts of climate change on the Bay Area water supply.
Boundaries for a Healthy Planet
In a special Scientific American cover story, senior fellows Eric Lambin and Gretchen Daily (co-director of the Natural Capital Project) offer solutions to land-use and biodiversity issues facing the planet. Clicking the headline will re-direct you to the Woods News web page and a link to the full Scientific American article.
Environmental Venture Project: Aboriginal Hunting Increases Australia's Desert Biodiversity
Senior Fellow Donald Kennedy Urges the Elimination of Antibiotics to Promote Livestock Growth
Podcast: Center Fellow David Lobell Discusses the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture
Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich Explains the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB) Initiative
California Gray Whale-Watchers Fear Dip in Population
Senior Fellow Stephen Palumbi, director of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, comments on concerns about a decline in the population of California gray whales.
Imperiled Bluefin Tuna Threatened by Gulf Oil Spill, Says Senior Fellow Barbara Block
Natural Capital Project Issues Marine InVEST Model for Mapping and Valuing Ecosystem Services
Peter Vitousek Receives Japan Prize for Contributions to Global Sustainability
On April 21, Senior Fellow Peter Vitousek received the 2010 Japan Prize for contributing to global sustainability through his pioneering work in biogeochemistry.
Woods Institute Co-Hosts United Nations Foundation Visit to Stanford
On April 21, the Woods Institute co-hosted student and faculty discussions on environmental issues with key members of the U.N. Foundation board of directors -Ted Turner, Tim Wirth, Nafis Sadek and Andrew Young. The discussions were followed by an evening reception for the foundation and faculty working on global issues.
Energy Seminar: Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Building 420, Room 40
Environment & Health Lecture Series: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Building 420, Room 41
Boething Lecture: Taylor Ricketts, World Wildlife Fund, May 20, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Braun Auditorium, Mudd Chemistry Building
The Woods Institute E-Newsletter is distributed monthly and can also be found online. For more info about the Woods Institute, visit, or contact us at

To unsubscribe from the E-Newsletter, email your request