Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

In The News EVP

How Can Cities Protect Themselves Against Gas Explosions? »

April 7, 2014

Woods Senior Fellow Robert Jackson has been a frequent media commentator on the March 12, 2014, gas explosion in New York City's Harlem neighborhood and its ramifications for other cities. In addition to this Q&A in ...

By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American

Stanford University to Construct Water Recovery Center on Campus »

April 3, 2014

Quotes Senior Fellow Dick Luthy at groundbreaking for new water recovery plant that grew out of a Woods Environmental Venture Project led by Senior Fellow Craig Criddle

By Kara Guzman, San Jose Mercury News via Santa Cruz Sentinel

At Stanford, Wastewater Won’t Be Wasted »

March 24, 2014

New research facility will test processes for recovering clean water, energy and valuable materials

By Terry Nagel, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Paper microscope developed by Stanford bioengineer

Free Microscopes for Citizen Scientists »

March 14, 2014

Stanford Woods Intsitute-affiliated bioengineer gives away thousands of microscope kits to foster scientific interest, encourage research on environmental public health issues

By Kris Newby, Stanford Medicine

Stanford Researcher Turns Wastewater Into Energy That Can Power Treatment Plants »

March 10, 2014

Story about sewage-to-energy technology developed by Stanford researchers who received funding through the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects program

By Ryan Takeo, CBS

New Tech Uses Microbes to Cut Water Waste From Beer »

February 13, 2014

Mentions Woods Senior Fellow Craig Criddle and Stanford's plan to build a resource recovery center

By Bill Lascher, The Guardian

A woman uses water standpipe in Bangladesh

Kickstarting Student-Run Environmental Projects  »

January 30, 2014

Program funds student projects with big ambitions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Scientists Identify Marine Life From DNA in Seawater »

January 15, 2014

Innovative tool that examines tissue and cells left in water promises new way to monitor ocean species

By Liz Hambleton, Science Communications Early Career Fellow, Center for Ocean Solutions

A researcher interviews Bangladeshi farmer about pesticide use

Searching for a Silent Killer »

December 12, 2013

Stanford researchers seek to understand why lead contamination persists, and how to stop its spread

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Indian American Prof Gets Gates Foundation Grant »

December 2, 2013

Cites $100,000 award to Manu Prakash, a Stanford assistant professor of biochemistry who is affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute


freshwater prawn

Prawn vs. Snail: Nature’s Role in Fighting Disease »

November 25, 2013

Little crustacean could play big part in stopping spread of parasitic infection

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford University, Delta Diablo Sanitation District Boost Size of Renewable Energy Study »

October 31, 2013

Describes how Stanford Woods Institute Environmental Venture Project led by Craig Criddle advances to pilot project with team led by Yaniv Scherson

By Paul Burgarino (Contra Costa Times), Inside Bay Area

Recovering Energy From Nitrogen in Wastewater »

October 28, 2013

Stanford scholar's recovery process advances to pilot project with sanitation district

By Angela Lowrey

Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Populations »

October 23, 2013

Burning approach mixing practical philosophy and knowledge leads to near doubling of lizards and improves habitat

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford aeronautics graduate student Ved Chirayath photographs coral reefs using a 360-degree camera

Drones Open Way to New World of Coral Research »

October 16, 2013

Camera-equipped flying robots promise new insights into climate change effects on important ecosystems


By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment