Inês Azevedo, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Scott Fendorf, Rob Jackson, Simona Onori, and Sally Benson were among the recipients to receive funding for energy research projects based on ideas for building a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future.
A new white paper aims to help groundwater sustainability agencies and local communities avoid inadvertently contaminating supplies as they change management practices to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
In Spring 2019, 31 students in Scott Fendorf’s Science of Soils course (EARTHSYS 155/ESS 155) worked in teams at eight different sites in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Pescadero and the Stanford campus. They dug soil pits, took samples and analyzed them in the lab.
Pumping an aquifer to the last drop squeezes out more than water. A new study suggests it can also unlock dangerous arsenic from buried clays. Sinking land may provide an early warning and measure of contamination.
Ryan Smith, a doctoral candidate in geophysics, explains research he led showing that continued heavy pumping of groundwater in the Central Valley could threaten water supplies with arsenic contamination.
A new study reveals that organic matter whose breakdown would yield only minimal energy for hungry microorganisms preferentially builds up in floodplains, illuminating a new mechanism of carbon sequestration.