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Detecting methane leaks with infrared cameras: They’re fast, but are they effective?

Research by Stanford Earth's Arvind Ravikumar focuses on evaluating methane leak detection technologies and using those insights to inform emissions mitigation policy.

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Less wastewater injected into the ground means less shaking in Oklahoma

A new study by Stanford Earth's Mark Zoback and Cornelius Langenbruch predicts that the number of induced earthquakes in Oklahoma will fall back to normal levels in a few years.

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In a decade, Oklahoma's earthquakes will be normal again

In five to 10 years, Oklahoma should return to experiencing a normal number of earthquakes, according to a new study by Stanford Earth researchers Mark Zoback and Cornelius Langenbruch.

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EPA's late changes to fracking study downplay risk of drinking water pollution

Rob Jackson criticizes the EPA's decision to make last-minute edits to a scientific study of hydraulic fracturing's effects on the nation's drinking water, which downplayed the risk of pollution that can result from the well-drilling technique known as fracking.

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The carbon offset program might not be so bad after all

Stanford Earth's Christa Anderson explains how California's carbon offset program could positively affect forests across the country.

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111 day trek to found a field school

Stanford Earth alumni Zach Brown, Director of the Inian Islands Institute, grew up in the small town of Gustavus, Alaska. After completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University and studying the effects of climate change on ecosystems in the Arctic and Antarctic, he decided to return to Alaska and start a field school dedicated to educating the next generation of environmental leaders.

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The world’s poorest most at risk from drought, conflict

Even a small increase in drought occurrence can lead to a huge spike in human conflict, says Stanford Earth's Marshall Burke.

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How the western water wars may end

An increasingly combination of hot temperatures and low precipitation could mean more droughts for California's future, Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh says. 

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This is what climate change sounds like, in D minor

Despite spending countless hours of her Ph.D. at Stanford making visits to remote stretches of Alaska, poring over yellow cedar measurements and photos and ultimately publishing her findings, Lauren Oakes was about to experience her data in a new way.

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Glam Grads Q&A: Dana Chadwick on landscape biogeochemistry

The Daily reached out to environmental earth system science Ph.D. candidate Dana Chadwick about her research interests in landscape biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology.

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Dear College Students: You Should Take Geology

Few disciplines in today's world play such a significant role in how society operates and what we can do to protect our future.

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Satellite images used to predict poverty

Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.

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