Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

MEDIA COVERAGE FACULTY: Robert Jackson

New Discoveries: Bigfoot Daddy Longlegs and a Bad Bacterium »

February 10, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a blog on the latest newly discovered species.

By Rob Jackson, Cal Academy of Sciences news

Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate? »

February 10, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the environmental impact of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Kelly McEvers, NPR

Living On Top Of Forgotten Oil And Gas Wells »

February 9, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) explains how "plugged" gas wells can still leak methane at various levels.

By Stephanie Joyce, Inside Energy

New Discoveries: A Waving Spider, Roadkill Snake, and More! »

January 27, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a blog on the latest newly discovered species.

By Rob Jackson and Molly Michelson, Cal Academy of Sciences news

Gas Leak Pollution Monitoring Took Months to Put in Place »

January 21, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) states that the delay in setting up pollution monitoring equipment undermined the ability to measure health impacts of the leak.

By Brian Melley, Washington Post via AP

An Invisible Leak, With Glaring Consequences »

January 15, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the severity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Elah Feder, Science Friday

Could Better Tech Prevent the Next Big Methane Leak? »

January 8, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses safety measures that could have reduced or eliminated the severity of the leak.

By Keith Wagstaff, NBC

Here’s What It’s Like To Live Next To California’s Gas Blowout Catastrophe »

January 8, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the size of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Matt Ferner and Lydia O'Connor, Huffington Post

The Paris Climate Agreement: The Real Work Starts Now »

December 13, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a feature on the work that needs to be done after the Paris climate talks.

By Rob Jackson and Pep Canadell, The Conversation

Global CO2 Emissions Decline in 2015 After Soaring for a Decade, Study Says »

December 7, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the findings of a new paper he led, which found that carbon emissions from human activity in 2015 are on track to decline slightly from

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News

Carbon Dioxide Emissions May Dip in 2015, Study Finds »

December 7, 2015

Discusses research co-authored by Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (Earth System Science) showing that plunge in Chinese emissions may lead to global dip.

By Seth Borenstein, AP via Time

Scientists Just Undermined a Key Idea Behind the Paris Climate Talks »

December 7, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses a recent paper he co-authored, commenting on the massive amount of land that would be needed for bioenergy combined with carbon capture

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post

New Discoveries: Tiny Life »

October 14, 2015

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a blog on newly discovered tiny species. 

By Rob Jackson and Molly Michelson, Cal Academy of Sciences news

Climate Cast: The Science Behind Methane Gas »

August 20, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science) explains methane's role as a greenhouse gas and discusses the new plan issued by the White House to cut methane emissions.

By Paul Huttner, MPR News

Quick-Thinking Employee Saves Dozens From Motel 6 Gas Explosion »

August 19, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science) comments on factors behind natural gas explosions

NBC Nightly News

EPA Moves to Cut Methane Leaks from Oil and Gas »

August 18, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science) discusses the importance of new rules meant to help combat climate change by curbing methane emissions from new hydraulically fractured cru

By Bobby Magill and Climate Central, Scientific American

Shallow Fracking Wells May Threaten Aquifers »

August 6, 2015

Covers study led by Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) which found that several thousand near-surface hydraulic fracturing operations for oil and natural gas producti

By Jeff Johnson, Scientific American via Chemical & Engineering News

Water Use Rises as Fracking Expands »

July 1, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that the USGS research is more comprehensive than other studies, and that

By Bobby Magill and Climate Central, Scientific American

Both Sides Claim Victory Over EPA Fracking Study »

June 7, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Environmental Earth System Science) states that he doesn't think the study wil

By Rachel Martin and Jeff Brady, NPR

Fracking Chemicals Found in Pennsylvania Drinking Water »

May 5, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science) comments on connection between integrity of 

By Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace

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