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Oklahoma Earthquakes Linked to Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal Wells

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.

Stanford celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Branner Earth Sciences Library

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.

Our Freshwater Future

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.

Your Brain, the Environment and Our Decisions

By adapting neuroeconomics – the study of financial decision making in the brain – to environmental applications, Nik Sawe’s research explores how people process information while they are making environmental decisions