Since 2004, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment seed grants have played a vital role in realizing Stanfords vision of a vibrant interdisciplinary academy that can generate solutions to the most pressing environmental problems of our time. The Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) and the Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) have a strong track record of kick-starting high-risk, high-reward interdisciplinary research. The reach of these programs is broad: the Institute has granted more than $15 million to 103 research teams spanning all seven of Stanfords schools and 34 of its departments. These projects have touched more than 29 countries around the globe.
How a rollback of several key environmental regulations, including fuel efficiency/vehicle pollution standards and energy-efficient light bulbs, might impact climate change.
Finding natural gas leaks more quickly and at lower cost could reduce methane emissions. Ten promising technologies mounted on drones, trucks and airplanes were tested last year. The results are in.
This posting, my eighth annual edition, comes again from our mid-sized corn, soybean, and cattle farm in Linn County, Iowa. My wife and I may not be typical owners, but our farming operation is a fair representation of what is happening in rural America. The overwhelming reaction for 2019 is, “Wow, what a difference a year makes.” In 2018, growing conditions were practically perfect; in 2019, almost nothing has gone right.
Despite its abundance, water retains a great many secrets.
An experiment with a water-saving “smart” faucet shows potential for reducing water use. The catch? Unbeknownst to study participants, the faucet’s smarts came from its human controller.
Stanford researchers deveop a system that could provide clues to a citrus greening cure.
Aisha Khan, winner of the 2019 Stanford Bright Award, combats climate change while promoting economic resilience in the high-altitude mountain regions of Pakistan.