October 2011
"Green" Views May Help Win Elections
Fellow Jon Krosnick has released two new studies - one of the 2008 presidential election and one of the 2010 congressional elections that examined whether candidates' statements on climate change translated into real votes. He found that a candidate's victory or defeat is influenced by their stance on climate change policy.
Poll: More Americans believe world is warming
Center Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh on Climate Reality Project Panel (Noah Appears at 42-min mark)
Three Woods Fellows Awarded Precourt/TomKat Energy Research Seed Grants
Food Security and Environment Program Launched asStanford Center
The Center on Food Security and the Environment has become a full-scale Stanford research center as of September 1, 2011. A joint entity of the Freeman Spogli and Stanford Woods institutes, the center has experienced rapid growth since its inception by conducting innovative and compelling research.
Feeding a hotter, more crowded planet
Preserving Marine Species Worldwide
Preserving just four percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to Senior Fellow Paul Ehrlich and other researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Decline and Recovery of Coral Reefs Linked to 700 Years of Human and Environmental Activity
Saving California’s Golden Grasslands
An essay by Jon Christensen, Executive Director for the Stanford Bill Lane Center for the American West, on how Bay Area ranchers and environmentalists are working together to ensure that these "working landscapes" continue to work to provide ecosystem and economic benefits.
Mel Lane Student Grants Program Accepting Applications
The Mel Lane Student Grants Program provides grants for student driven and managed environmental projects that make a measureable impact on an issue through action or applied research. Proposals are being accepted until Monday, October 31st, 2011.
Richard Alley Awarded First Stephen Schneider Award
Penn State scientist Dr. Richard B. Alley who was selected for the first annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. The award is given to a scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a compelling fashion.
MARINE Seminar: Linking Knowledge to Action in Mexico's Yaqui Valley
Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., Moss Landing Marine Lab
Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium
The Green Revolution: Past successes, unfinished business, and the way forward
Thursday, October 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m, Bechtel Conference Center
Student Welcome Reception - Keys to Sustainability
Monday, October 17, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Y2E2 Quad Courtyard
Energy Seminar, Mondays, 4:15-5:15 pm, Huang Engineering Center, NVIDIA Auditorium
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