Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Past Media Coverage: 2014

These two states had the same basic information about fracking. They made very different decisions »

December 22, 2014

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses factors that may have influenced decisions about banning fracking.

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post

New Science Paints Picture of Salmon Shark Diet »

December 18, 2014

Cites research by Stanford postdoctoral scholar Aaron Carlisle (Biology) and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (Biology) that uses information about salmon shark diets to inform details about their life history.

By Joe Rosato Jr., NBC Bay Area

California drought: Storm gives bump to state water supplies »

December 14, 2014

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program participant, explains that the drought-sparking system over the Pacific Ocean (which he coined the...

By Kurtis Alexander, SF Gate

Scientists Track Down Serious Methane Leaks In Natural Gas Wells »

December 9, 2014

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) discusses results of study on methane released from fracking 

By Christopher Joyce, NPR

California just had its worst drought in over 1200 years, as temperatures and risks rise »

December 8, 2014

Cites research led by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Environmental Earth System Science) that found that persistent high-pressure ridges are more likely to sit off California’s coast in the presence of high levels of greenhouse gases...

By Dana Nuccitelli, The Guardian

How California’s Water Rights Make It Tough to Manage Drought »

December 8, 2014

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson discusses the intricacies of California water rights.

By Lauren Sommer, KQED Science

U.S. Senate Approves New DOE Science Undersecretary »

December 4, 2014

Announces confirmation of Woods Senior Fellow Franklin "Lynn" Orr (Energy Resources Engineering) as U.S. undersecretary for science and energy

By David Malakoff, Science

Reopen Barnett Shale Water Probe »

December 1, 2014

Op-ed by Senior Fellow Robert Jackson on contamination of drinking water by oil and gas drilling

By Robert Jackson, Texas Tribune

'How Long Will It Last, and How Do We Plan?' California Drought Foreshadows Crisis for Rest of West  »

November 29, 2014

Quotes Leon Szeptycki, executive director of the Water in the West, on California's record-breaking drought

By Brett French, Billings Gazette

Getting Our Money’s Worth From $7.5 Billion Water Bond »

November 28, 2014

Op-ed by Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson on merits of California's Proposition 1

By Barton “Buzz” Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle

Fingerprinting Frackwater »

November 7, 2014

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson discusses a method of “water forensics” that could help determine if a frackwater spill is the source of environmental contamination

By Emmett Fitzgerald, Public Radio International (PRI)

India Air Pollution 'Cutting Crop Yields by Almost Half' »

November 3, 2014

Quotes Senior Fellow David Lobell on study findings that air pollution in India has become so severe that yields of crops are being cut by almost half

By Azeen Ghorayshi, The Guardian

Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink »

November 1, 2014

Smithsonian channel documentary that features work of Senior Fellow Elizabeth Hadly in Yellowstone National Park

Smithsonian Channel

Jerry Brown Takes the Long View on Water »

October 20, 2014

Notes that Gov. Jerry Brown spoke at the "New Directions for U.S. Water Policy" forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute and The Hamilton Project

By Jeremy B. White, The Sacramento Bee

California’s Brown Calls Conservation Priority in Drought »

October 20, 2014

Quotes Gov. Jerry Brown on comments he made at forum co-hosted by Stanford Woods Institute

By By Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg Businessweek

Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Decades of Experience on Water Policy »

October 20, 2014

Notes that Gov. Jerry Brown spoke at the "New Directions for U.S. Water Policy" forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute and The Hamilton Project

By Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times

California Drought: Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Water Bond Measure at Stanford Summit »

October 20, 2014

Notes that Gov. Jerry Brown spoke at the "New Directions for U.S. Water Policy" forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute and The Hamilton Project

By Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News

Trillions in Global Cash Await Call to Fix Crumbling U.S. »

October 15, 2014

Quotes Senior Fellow Raymond Levitt (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on the potential success of the Ohio River project, a long-languishing effort to connect two new bridges to interstate highways, as a positive signal to foreign...

By Mark Niquette, Bloomberg Businessweek

The Risks of Cheap Water »

October 14, 2014

Quotes Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson (Law) on the need for effective water markets, and mentions forum hosted by Woods and the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution

By Eduardo Porter, The New York Times

Is Targeting Access to Sanitation Enough? »

October 10, 2014

Commentary by Senior Fellow Stephen Luby (Medicine) explaining why many well-funded sanitation programs may actually be misguided because they fail to focus on issues such as changing defecation habits, handwashing promotion, rotavirus...

By Stephen Luby, The Lancet