The School of Earth Sciences Undergraduate
Research Program immerses students in serious research projects, exposing them
to the process of scientific inquiry and helping them decide about their
A review of more than 200 earlier studies confirms that U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates. Leaks from the nation's natural gas system are an important part of the problem. This finding has important implications for natural gas as a possible replacement fuel for coal.
Scientists figured out a way to use ocean waves to simulate the ground motion that occurs in real earthquakes, and they’ve confirmed that Los Angeles is particularly vulnerable to a large quake along the southern San Andreas Fault.