Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Irrigation Waters More Than Crops in Africa »

August 13, 2013

Localized irrigation systems, when made affordable through financing, have potential to grow food, economies and development in Africa, researchers find

By Jennifer Burney, Center on Food Security and the Environment

New Source of Arsenic Threatens Groundwater in Vietnam »

August 9, 2013

"Dig deep" to avoid naturally occurring arsenic contamination has been promoted as an answer to obtaining safe water in South Asia, which has experienced mass water poisoning. But arsenic has been found in numerous deep...

Stanford News Service

Water Recycling Comes of Age in Silicon Valley »

July 19, 2013

Quotes Senior Fellow Dick Luthy on an innovative approach to producing more drinking water in Silicon Valley - from a controversial source: wastewater

By Amy Standen, KQED

Desal Affects Fishermen »

July 1, 2013

Discusses water infrastructure study that received support from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects program

By Pramila Krishnan, Deccan Chronicle

Want to Save the Planet? Ditch Meat, Says Study »

June 19, 2013

Quotes Cenior Fellow David Lobell, who is associate director of the Center for Food Security and the Environment at Stanford

By John Roach, NBC News

New Perspective on Biodiversity and Disease Risk »

March 20, 2013

New analysis pokes holes in widely accepted theory that connects biodiversity abundance with a reduced disease risk for humans.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

30 Under 30 - The Future Of Energy Is Nuclear »

December 17, 2012

Postdoctoral scholar Yaniv Scherson named to list of rising energy-sector stars for work – started through Woods's Environmental Venture Projects program – to create electricity from sewage.

By Christopher Helman, Forbes

Stanford Researchers Wire Kelp Forests Off California Coast »

September 27, 2012

The Kelp Forest Array, located just offshore of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, will provide the Power and real-time data access scientists need to monitor the effects of climate change on the California coast.

By Max McClure, Stanford News Service

Green Bioplastics Closer to Reality »

September 24, 2012

Biodegradable plastics project with Stanford Woods Institute roots wins international award.

By Rob Jordan

Wastewater as a Clean Energy Source »

May 7, 2012

A group led by Stanford PhD student Yaniv Scherson and advised by Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Craig Criddle won a U.S. Department of Energy regional competition with a new process that removes nitrogen from...

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

In sub-Saharan Africa, a Shorter Walk to Water Saves Lives »

February 13, 2012

In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A new study by Stanford researchers published by the journal Environmental Science and Technology shows that decreasing...

By Andrew Myers, Stanford University School of Engineering