Climate change

Stanford researchers team up to reduce pollution and improve health

Brick kilns are ubiquitous in South Asia, as is the pollution they produce. An interdisciplinary team is now combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns, raise public awareness and incentivize kiln owners to use cleaner technologies.

Microbes in flower nectar affect pollination

Stanford’s community ecology lab has found that microbes in nectar can affect bird and insect interactions with the flowers and, as a result, whether they get pollinated.

Extreme droughts projected to increase in Jordan

Jordan is among the world’s most water-poor nations, and a new, comprehensive analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in upstream Syria suggests the conditions could get significantly worse.

Message on Stanford’s commitment to progress on climate change

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell share a message on Stanford's commitment to progress on climate change. Stanford joined 11 other universities in reaffirming their commitment to climate research and sustainable practices.

Seeking solutions to climate change

Stanford faculty study the causes and effects of climate change, and investigate new ways of reducing carbon emissions through green energy technologies and policy decisions.