Ecology & Environment

2017 Bright Award given to green energy innovators

The annual prize recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Andrij and Roman Zinchenko won for their work supporting and promoting sustainable energy innovation.

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.

Where states rank on water rights transfers

Stanford’s Water in the West program ranks states in the Colorado River Basin on their use of and support for a legal tool enabling water rights holders to voluntarily transfer their water to benefit the environment.