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Stanford scientist's investigations show that drinking water sources may be threatened by thousands of shallow oil and gas wells mined with the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing. A new study suggests safeguards.
July 30, 2015

Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015

The newly created Alumni Council will contribute to the design of alumni activities and advise on how best to engage alumni in the life of the school.

July 10, 2015
Congratulations to Kevin Arrigo, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Rosemary Knight, and Roz Naylor, who have been awarded seed grants from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects.
July 10, 2015

Research by Tiziana Vanorio finds that fiber-reinforced rocks beneath Italy’s dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano are similar to a wonder-material used by the ancients to construct enduring structures such as the Pantheon, and may lead to improved building materials.

July 9, 2015

A Stanford alumnus and former faculty member, Bill Dickinson embraced the “new” science of plate tectonics and launched the modern approach to sedimentary basin analysis.

July 8, 2015

The communities of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Stanford Univeristy Libraries gathered last week to celebrate the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, and the work and support offered by the team of outstanding librarians over the past century.

June 19, 2015

A new study by Marshall Burke finds that bad weather in sub-Saharan Africa increases the spread of HIV. 

June 18, 2015

A new Stanford study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil production.

June 18, 2015

What if we could see through the crust of the earth to locate and measure precious groundwater? It’s no longer necessary to do “exploratory surgery” on the earth, says Rosemary Knight, whose team uses satellites to track fresh water.

June 17, 2015

New imaging tools developed by Stanford Earth scientists could soon inform more proactive strategies for groundwater management.

June 9, 2015

The combined expertise of Stanford Earth geophysicists has recently moved the scientific community closer than ever to understanding and predicting the behavior of tsunamis and earthquakes.

June 8, 2015

Scientists are encouraged to challenge established notions and past assumptions, but sometimes it pays to question the tools of science themselves.

June 8, 2015

The search is on for alternative fuel sources that can help meet the growing needs of society for energy, but with low emissions of carbon and other pollutants. At Stanford, some of the technology and know-how that has long helped optimize fossil fuel resources with a minimum of negative impacts is also advancing the development of low- and no-carbon fuels.

June 8, 2015

Julie Kennedy has won the 2015 Student Affairs Faculty Award for Outstanding Service for her "pioneering, authentic and ongoing contributions" to helping Stanford students become healthy and engaged citizens.

May 28, 2015

David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

May 27, 2015

New research by Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across the lowland Peruvian Amazon, with plants in different areas producing an array of chemicals that changes across the region’s topography. 

May 26, 2015

PhD student Anne Sanquini studies how to motivate people to take precautionary action to protect their homes and schools against earthquakes.  Her work led her to Kathmandu Valley, Nepal where she was on the ground for the magnitude-7.8 earthquake, the very quake she had been preparing for.

May 22, 2015

Rosemary Knight and E-IPER PhD student Nik Sawe were among the presenters at this year's Tedx Stanford event. 

May 19, 2015

A Stanford committee that included Chris Field and Pam Matson recommends that the university develop and evaluate two alternative ways to achieve fish passage at Searsville Dam.

May 6, 2015

An innovative new approach to meeting its energy needs will make Stanford one of the world's most energy-efficient universities.

April 16, 2015

The Association for Women in Science cites Saltzman for recruiting a diverse body of students from around the Bay Area and connecting them with scientists at Stanford.

April 8, 2015

Despite collaboration’s widespread use in environmental decision-making, there had been little evidence that it actually improves the resources being managed.  Recent research indicates there is a positive impact. 

 

April 3, 2015

Activities ranging from a map-a-thon and a discussion of an ingenious geologic map of the Game of Thrones to library tours and a panel discussion will commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of Stanford’s first libraries.

April 2, 2015

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