The Election and the Environment

Stanford energy and environmental policy scholars – Rob Jackson, Charles Kolstad, Deborah Sivas, Noah Diffenbaugh, Chris Field, Katharine Mach and John Weyant – discuss what a Trump presidency could mean for environmental issues such as U.S. participation in international climate agreements and the Keystone Pipeline. 

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Food, Energy and Water Security

Stanford scholars and other experts discuss how consequences of climate change affect U.S. national security.

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DC - Events  Food Security

Methane 'Super Emitters'

Study finds that just a few natural gas wells account for the bulk of U.S. emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.


New Way to Estimate Biodiversity

Method that uses tree cover to estimate biodiversity could be used by policymakers to help protect ecosystems and endangered species.

Ecosystem Services & Conservation

Climate Change Survival Story

Global survey of kelp forests finds that some populations are thriving despite climate change, in part due to local management of pollution and other stressors.

Oceans Climate
Featured Research: Sustainable Aquaculture
Rosamond Naylor finds that providing innovation incentives and effective regulations could make the U.S. a global leader in sustainable aquaculture production. Read more >>

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Featured Events, Deadlines and Reminders

Nov. 28
Energy Seminar
Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey will discuss the firm's work to inform policymakers with energy and environmental research and analysis. Read more>>

Wednesdays at Woods
Come for free coffee, light bites and conversation with Woods Director Chris Field and Woods researchers. Every Wednesday 10 - 11 a.m., second floor balcony on east side of Y2E2 building.

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In the News

We Have 20 Years – at the Very Most – to Prevent Mass Extinction
CNN, Oct. 27, 2016
Paul Ehrlich on why species loss matters to the future of humanity.

'We Cannot Breathe:' A Poor Alabama Town Has Lived with the Rotten Egg Stench of Gas for 8 Years
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2016
Robert Jackson explains how a chemical used to give odor to natural gas irritates people.

Protecting the Big Sur Redwoods: How is Climate Change a Threat
Monterey Herald, Sept. 29, 2016
Features work by Nicole Ardoin to survey park visitors in an effort to promote climate change awareness and spur action on the issue. 

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