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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

Hamza Aljamaan (first place, PhD Division), Larry Jin (second place, Master's Division), and Yasmin Bashirova (second place, B.S. Division) are student paper contest winners at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Western North America Region Student Paper Contest.

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

ERE's Charles-François de LannoyKyoungjin Lee, and Praveen Bains are recent winners at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SE3) Research Review symposium held on April 10th. All three winners are members of Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory, directed by Professor Jen Wilcox.

April 17, 2015
Oil drums

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
Hand next to an ugly carrot

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

Noah Diffenbaugh says that because his research group is federally funded, he feels a responsibility to communicate about his work with the public. As a citizen, he also feels a responsibility about contributing to the public dialogue about climate change.

February 19, 2015