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These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.

ERE students write about Trustee decision to divest from coal companies
Submitted on May 8 2014

ERE students respond to the Stanford University Board of Trustees’ decision to not make direct investments of endowment funds in coal-mining companies.  MORE

Supreme Court's ruling expands air pollution control efforts, say Stanford scholars
Submitted on May 5 2014

Jennifer WilcoxStanford experts analyze the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states must comply with regulations developed by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce coal-burning pollutants that float to downwind states.

Research Review Awards Announced
Submitted on Apr 17 2015

ERE Research Review 2015 Winners

ERE's Charles-François de Lannoy, Kyoungjin Leeand Praveen Bains are recent winners at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SE3) Research Review symposium held on April 10th. All three winners are members of Clean Energy Conservation research group, directed by Professor Jen Wilcox.  MORE


SPE Paper Contest Winners
Submitted on Apr 17 2014

SPE Hangyu Li, Beibei Wang, and Tim Anderson are student paper contest winners at the recent Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Western Region Student Paper Contest held at Stanford.

Wind farms can provide a surplus of reliable clean energy to society, Stanford study finds
Submitted on Mar 24 2014

Wind Farms"These results are very encouraging," said study co-author Sally Benson, a professor of energy resources engineering and director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford. "They show that you could create a sustainable energy system that grows and maintains itself by combining wind and storage together. This depends on the growth rate of the industry, because the faster you grow, the more energy you need to build new turbines and batteries."

ERE Alumni Nathan Meehan Announced as 2016 SPE President Nominee
Submitted on Mar 6 2014

Nathan MeehanNathan and nine others make up the slate of Board nominees recommended for positions open on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Board of Directors.

Stanford's Adam Brandt and colleagues have found that methane leakage from the U.S. natural gas infrastructure is much higher than official estimates
Submitted on Feb 18 2014

Adam BrandtA review of more than 200 earlier studies confirms that U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates. Leaks from the nation's natural gas system are an important part of the problem.

ERE's Usua Amanam (Stanford defensive back) tackles Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston
Submitted on Dec 2 2013

Usua Amanamduring the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Stanford holds off Notre Dame 27-20 (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) View Image

Lynn Orr to be nominated by White House to head DOE energy research
Submitted on Nov 15 2013

Lynn OrrProfessor Franklin "Lynn" Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, has been tapped by President Obama to oversee energy and science research programs in the U.S. Department of Energy.

SPE Paper Contest winners Obi Isebor and Hamza Aljamaan
Submitted on Oct 17 2013

Obi IseborObi Isebor and Hamza Aljamaan are student paper contest winners at the recent Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) held in New Orleans, Louisiana.