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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
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.