On Monday, Energy Capital Partners founder Douglas Kimmelman ’82 discussed California’s contribution to carbon dioxide emissions, the true cost of the United States’ renewable energy and the global role of fossil fuels.
In a recent study that examined global population trends, biologists at Stanford University and National Autonomous University of Mexico found that extreme population loss is affecting species across all phylogenetic groups, both rare and common.
As ASSU Executives, we are charged with representing a campus of outstanding students who pursue a variety of passions and come from diverse backgrounds. Our commitment to advocating on behalf of students is deeply-held. Knowing that the student body stands firmly opposed to continued investment in oil and gas, and in tar sands, makes it…
The Stanford Daily Editor Hannah Knowles was right to lead her report on February’s meeting of the Stanford Board of Trustees with the news that a Board decision on fossil fuel divestment could be expected soon. It is the most important long-term action the Board can take. The direction of climate change is known to…
As of noon on Wednesday, 51 Stanford students signed a pledge written by Fossil Free Stanford pledging to participate in civil disobedience due to the University’s continued investment in oil and gas industries.
Stanford Out Of Occupied Palestine (SOOP) is not the first divestment movement to take Stanford’s campus by storm. Calls for divestment from partners of the Sudanese government, coal companies, and a historical movement to divest from South Africa marks Stanford’s history with attempts at divestment.
In this year’s ASSU elections, voters approved a ballot initiative to divest Stanford’s endowment from fossil fuels with 78 percent of votes in favor, setting in motion a process that could eventually lead to the Board of Trustees.
It was a sight I’d never expected, and one I didn’t figure on seeing again — until late last year, when stories of flaming, even exploding trains seemed to suddenly fill the news. What changed to make such a seemingly safe transportation method so dramatically hazardous?