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A new study by E-IPER graduate student Gregory Bratman finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.

July 7, 2015
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.
June 25, 2015

Congratulations to Joanna Sun who earned the 2015 Dean’s Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service. The Dean’s Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals or teams to the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences during the past year that have gone “above and beyond” their regular assignments.

June 18, 2015

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

Rosemary Knight was among the first scientists to use InSAR technology to measure changes in groundwater levels from space. The technique could play a bigger role in groundwater monitoring in California as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

May 7, 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

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

April 25, 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

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

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