Stanford scientists make renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants
The new technology could provide a green alternative to petroleum-based plastic bottles and other polyester products.
Fukushima five years later: Stanford nuclear expert offers three lessons from the disaster
Rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate the links between nuclear energy and renewables.
Stanford researchers find effective recipe for slowing deforestation: Companies and environmentalists working together
Collaborative efforts to reduce deforestation were more than twice as effective as "confrontational" programs developed by either industry or nongovernmental organizations, according to a first-of-its kind study.
Intense ocean turbulence discovered near sea floor in equatorial Pacific, Stanford scientists say
The findings could help solve an outstanding mystery about the circulation of the world's oceans and help improve future climate forecasts.
Stanford scientist weighs the risk of groundwater contamination from oil and gas wells
Faulty, shallow wells can leak oil and natural gas into underground drinking-water supplies, Stanford Professor Rob Jackson finds.
California Coastal Commission decision-making process appears stable and consistent, Stanford research shows
Stanford scholar Iris Hui found that the California Coastal Commission approaches decisions through a consistent process. For her analysis, she used "text mining" to examine the commission's record.
Brain size might put mammals at extinction risk, Stanford research shows
Scientists have long associated larger brain size with a cognitive ability to adapt to difficult scenarios, but new research suggests that mammals with relatively larger brains might be at a higher risk of extinction.
Stanford researchers develop financing framework to fund critical freshwater projects
Using lessons from the energy sector, Stanford researchers outline strategies to bring the nation's water infrastructure into the 21st century.
Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project awards $7.6 million for energy research
GCEP is funding innovative energy research at Stanford and three other universities.