Finding and fixing natural gas leaks quickly and economically

From production to consumption, natural gas leaks claim lives, damage the climate and waste money. Research teams at Stanford are working on better ways to find and fix gas leaks quickly and inexpensively from one end of the system to the other.

Stanford removes Lagunita Diversion Dam

The university’s Lagunita Diversion Dam project also restored natural creek habitat and improved fish passage in San Francisquito Creek

Inventory indicates who goes solar and why

Stanford researchers have identified the GPS locations and sizes of almost all U.S. solar power installations from a billion images. Using the data, which are public, they identified factors that promote the use of solar energy and those that discourage it.

Square one for U.S. nuclear waste management program

Thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel are in temporary storage in 35 states, with no permanent solution being discussed. International experts led by Stanford show how to end this status quo.

Reducing emissions could save trillions

Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.

Neighboring glaciers may cause each other to melt faster

Two of the most rapidly changing glaciers in Antarctica, which are leading contributors to sea-level rise, may behave as an interacting system rather than separate entities, according to a new analysis of radar data.