California Gov. Jerry Brown honored pioneering climate scientist Stephen Schneider posthumously by inducting him into the California Hall of Fame on Oct. 1. Schneider, one of eight inductees this year, died in 2010. He was the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute.
International News from Stanford University - 2014
With more than 9,000 miles separating them, California and Western Australia might not seem to have much in common. However, the two regions mirror each other when it comes to important freshwater and marine issues ranging from agricultural pressures on groundwater to ocean acidification.
To find solutions, Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) are jointly promoting the development of collaborative research projects focused on finding solutions to major freshwater and marine sustainability challenges.
Stanford’s health, safety and international affairs offices have been closely monitoring the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa and have issued strong recommendations that travelers to the region return home or refrain from embarking on Stanford-related trips to the area.
The Stanford Bright Award recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Art Sterritt will receive the 2014 award for his efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.