Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Stanford scientists

Renewable Plastic From Carbon dioxide and Plants »

March 9, 2016

New technology developed by Stanford scientists could provide a green alternative to petroleum-based plastic bottles and other polyester products.

By Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy

plantations and a natural temperate forest

Deforestation Solution »

February 29, 2016

Collaborative efforts between companies and environmentalists to reduce deforestation more than twice as effective as "confrontational" programs developed by either industry or...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Research ship Oceanus

Solving an Ocean Mystery »

February 25, 2016

Stanford scientists discover intense ocean turbulence near sea floor in equatorial Pacific. Findings could help explain oceans circulation and improve future climate forecasts.

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford

Woman collects drinking water near an oil and gas field

Weighing the Risk of Groundwater Contamination From Oil and Gas Wells »

February 23, 2016

Faulty, shallow wells can leak oil and natural gas into underground drinking-water supplies, Stanford Professor Rob Jackson finds.

By Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy

California’s Ecosystems: The Definitive Guide »

February 17, 2016

Stanford researchers contribute to major overview of California natural resources

By Rob Jordan

The Plight of Bluefin Tunas »

February 16, 2016

By Kristen Weiss

Stanford Researchers Develop Freshwater Financing Framework »

February 10, 2016

Using lessons from the energy sector, Stanford researchers outline strategies to bring the nation's water infrastructure into the 21st century.

Stanford's Rising Environmental Leaders Selected »

February 3, 2016

Leadership program helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars maximize the impact of their research

By Paige Miller

Climate and the Doomsday Clock »

January 28, 2016

By Steve Fyffe, Stanford News Service

California state capitol in Sacramento

Woods Researchers on Water Future »

January 22, 2016

Woods researchers testify on water reuse, climate change effects and water innovation at hearings of California’s Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative Sources.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Woods Co-Director Jeff Koseff

Woods Co-Director Honored by Stanford Alumni »

January 19, 2016

By Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford News Service

How to Measure Resource Tradeoffs in Times of Drought »

January 14, 2016

A new computer model developed by a Stanford scientist can be used by resource managers around the world to weigh food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce

By Paige Miller

A slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where demand for freshwater has increased dramatically as the population has grown

World's Freshwater Increasingly Vulnerable »

January 11, 2016

Stanford analysis of 119 low-income countries finds challenges in common that could inform broad solutions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration »

January 6, 2016

Young Environmental Scholars conference encourages communication across disciplines

By Paige Miller

COP21: Climate Accord »

December 18, 2015

Stanford experts view landmark Paris climate agreement as a ‘foundation for future work’

By Paige Miller, Stanford Woods Institute

Fragmented forests in Myanmar

World Forest Carbon Stocks Overestimated »

December 18, 2015

Researchers with The Natural Capital Project show how fragmentation harms forests' ability to store carbon; more restoration is needed to reconnect forest patches.

By Stacey Solie, Stanford News Service

Microscopic view of schistosoma mansoni cercaria, parasite that carries a potentially deadly disease

Disease-Carrying Parasite May Have Achilles Heel »

December 17, 2015

Stanford researchers find infected snails are more appealing to their natural predators

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Student Osama El-Gabalawy interviews a farmer from Hollister, California, for an interactive map project on the effects of climate change

Interactive Tool Tells Story of Global Change »

December 16, 2015

Using first-person narratives, Stanford undergraduate students have created an interactive tool that shows how forces of global environmental change are manifested locally throughout...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Native Hawaiian fellows with sing a traditional song as part of the First Nations’ Futures Institute opening ceremony.

Stanford-Based Program Trains Indigenous Leaders »

December 15, 2015

First Nations’ Futures Institute celebrates 10 years of preparing young trailblazers to tackle environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges in their communities.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Massive Gas Leak: Assessments and Solutions »

December 10, 2015

Stanford experts comment on massive California gas leak. How bad is it, and what can be done to prevent similar leaks? 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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