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Professor Zoback's testimony is available on the site via an archive webcast (45:00); written testimony is also available to download here.

October 5, 2011

Earth Systems co-term Ethan Estess talks about his kinetic sculpture, Dumpster Diver, in a short film by fellow Earth Systems student Ian Montgomery

October 4, 2011

The meeting will bring together people from the remote sensing communities with those involved in the modeling and field observations of volcanic systems in order to stimulate new interactions, and identify promising new directions. 

September 19, 2011

Panel discussion begins at 42:30.

September 15, 2011

This worldwide event will be broadcast live online from September 14 to 15, over 24 hours, representing 24 time zones and 13 languages.

September 12, 2011

The earthquakes that rattled Blackpool, England, in April and May wouldn't have attracted much notice in California. The strongest rated a mere 2.3 in magnitude. But their possible connection to "fracking" raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic.

August 29, 2011

A group of scientists are thinking outside the box for ways to reverse the effects of global warming. Experts will look at new technologies, like sending mirrors into space and reducing the greenhouse emissions chickens produce.


August 25, 2011

Sally Benson, an expert in carbon capture and director of Stanford University's Global Climate and Energy Project, said that [this] project will build on the experience that the oil industry has had since the 1970s injecting CO2 underground for enhanced oil recovery, or coaxing more oil out of reservoirs.

August 22, 2011

To get an expert perspective on this issue, Andrew Freedman turned to Noah Diffenbaugh, assistant professor of Environmental Earth System Science in the School of Earth Sciences, and a center fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.

August 22, 2011

A new federal report from a panel of energy experts (including Professor Mark Zoback) offers a sensible way forward.

August 22, 2011

Natural-gas companies risk causing serious environmental damage from hydraulic fracturing unless they commit to the best engineering practices, a task force named by Energy Secretary Steven Chu concluded (Mark Zoback, geophysics professor, is a member of the subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.)

August 12, 2011

Striking oil is one thing. Getting it out of the ground in economic quantities is quite another. Doing so depends on understanding the granular structure of the rock it is trapped in, and analysing that is a tedious business of placing countless samples in pressure vessels to assess their capacity to hold hydrocarbons and to estimate the flow rate of those hydrocarbons through them.

July 28, 2011