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.
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.
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.
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.