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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 – but not from fracking.
Leading scientists from around the world have gathered in Sydney, to make the case for developing massive unconventional gas resources, despite widespread global opposition.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences awards Einstein Professorships to 20 distinguished international scientists each year actively working at the frontiers of science and technology.
Mark Zoback awarded Louis Neel Medal of the European Geosciences Union, recognizing outstanding scientists in Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics
Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback has been awarded the 2013 Louis Neel Medal of the European Geosciences Union, recognizing outstanding scientists in Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics. This medal has been established by the Division on Magnetism, Palaeomagnetism and Rock Physics in recognition of the scientific achievements of Louis Eugène Felix Néel, who shared the 1970 Nobel Prize of Physics for his fundamental research and discoveries concerning antiferromagnetism.
Obama's new rule is only one step toward ensuring the safety of hydraulic fracturing, the booming technology that offers economic and environmental benefits, according to Stanford geophysicist and DOE adviser Mark Zoback.
Stanford geophysicists say earthquakes triggered by underground CO2 storage, while probably too small to cause major damage, could release stored CO2 into the atmosphere.
Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” could make 14 billion barrels of oil reserves in the hills and valleys beyond the Monterey County town of San Ardo accessible.