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By Charles Kerans, Professor and Robert K. Goldhammer Chair in Carbonate Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences The challenging syllabus for the Jackson School’s new GEO 193 Carbonate Geology of San Salvador, Bahamas featured a unique prerequisite: open water scuba certification. Fortunately, the assembled students were up to the task and those…

Most earthquakes in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas occur within a few miles of one or more injection wells used to dispose of wastes associated with petroleum production such as hydraulic fracturing fluids, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. None of the quakes identified in the two-year study…

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