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A new study from a team of scientists including Adam Brandt finds that gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands have a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources.
| 2015-06-25T00:00:00

By adapting neuroeconomics to environmental applications, Nik Sawe’s research explores how people process information while they are making environmental decisions.

June 17, 2015

A new study by Don Lowe suggests that Earth's oceans boiled for whole year when two asteroids measuring 30 and 60 miles across hit the Earth about 3.29 and 3.23 billion years ago.

May 19, 2015

Rob Jackson says the integrity of wells is the key to safeguarding water quality, and that reports of fracking chemicals found in drinking water is usually due to poor cementing or other problems with well casings.

May 6, 2015

Simon Klemperer says a fault in Nepal that has been building stress since 1505 is primed to rupture at any moment, triggering an earthquake even bigger than the one that devastated the country on April 25.

April 29, 2015

New research by Chris Castillo suggests Catalina Island is sinking into the ocean and in a geologically short amount of time will dip beneath the waves.

April 25, 2015

Stanford Earth alumni Katie Keranen and Justin Rubinstein are at the forefront of investigations of induced earthquakes in Oklahoma.

April 25, 2015

Recent studies by Noah Diffenbaugh and Daniel Swain have linked California's current dry conditions to climate change, and suggest droughts will be much more common in the future. 

April 20, 2015

Prof. Adam Brandt is co-author of the Global Oil-Climate Index that allows comparison of climate impacts associated with a broad range of oil resources such as heavy oils, oil sands and tight oil.  Brandt collaborated with colleagues from the Carnegie Endowment's Energy and Climate Program and the University of Calgary to develop the first-of-its-kind index.

March 19, 2015

Research by Chris Field finds that the amount of energy that could be generated from solar equipment constructed on and around existing infrastructure in California would exceed the state’s demand by up to five times.

March 18, 2015

The million tons of fruits and vegetables that are tossed out globally each year because they don't meet cosmetic standards or conform to conventional shapes is a tremendous waste of resources, writes PhD student Anna Lee. 

March 17, 2015

A study of urban water supply vulnerability coauthored by Steven Gorelick was recognized as the "Best Paper of 2014" by Environmental Research Letters. The  journal also honored "ground breaking" research on global crop yields coauthored by David Lobell, and on urban agriculture coauthored by Eric Lambin.

March 16, 2015

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