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The Environmental Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing

Loyola University New Orleans welcomes Dr. Robert Jackson, Ph.D., from Stanford University. He will be lecturing on The Environmental Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Nunemaker Auditorium 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave. A Nunemaker Reception will start at 6:15–7:00 pm and the Lecture will be from: 7:00-8:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. There is free parking in the West Road parking garage from 5:30-9:00 pm.

Dr. Robert Jackson, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University, is also a Senior Fellow with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy, he will be lecturing on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on climate and water quality at Loyola University New Orleans. He studies how people affect the earth, including research on the global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, energy use, and climate change.  Dr. Jackson’s team published the first studies examining fracking and drinking water quality and, with colleagues, mapped thousands of natural gas leaks across multiple cities such as Boston and Washington, D.C. He is also examining the effects of climate change and drought on forest mortality and ecosystems.  

The future of the environment is in our hands. 

Co-sponsored by The Environment Program, The Biology Department, and The Professor Walter G. Moore Endowed Fund in Ecology

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