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This article is about engineering and geosciences. For intervention in the Earth’s climate system, see climate engineering.

Geoengineering, geological engineering, engineering geology, or geotechnical engineering deals with the discovery, development, and production and use of subsurface earth resources, as well as the design and construction of earth works. Geoengineering is the application of geosciences, where mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and geology are used to understand and shape our interaction with the earth. Geoengineers work in areas of (1) mining, including surface and subsurface excavations, and rock burst mitigation; (2) energy, including hydraulic fracturing and drilling for exploration and production of water, oil, or gas; (3) infrastructure, including underground transportation systems and isolation of nuclear and hazardous wastes; and (4) environment, including groundwater flow, contaminant transport and remediation, and hydraulic structures.

Professional geoscience organizations such as the American Rock Mechanics Association or the Geo-Institute and academic degrees such as the bachelor of geoengineering accredited by ABET acknowledge the broad scope of work practiced by geoengineers and stress fundamentals of science and engineering methods for the solution of complex problems. Geoengineers study the mechanics of rock, soil, and fluids to improve the sustainable use of earth’s finite resources, where problems appear with competing interests, for example, groundwater and waste isolation, off-shore oil drilling and risk of spills, natural gas production and induced seismicity.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:37:30 -0700

But who will be the winners and losers if we resort to using solar geoengineering? A new study shows that if only moderate solar geoengineering was deployed everyone would gain something, with all regions of the world benefiting from lower temperatures ...

Phys.Org

Phys.Org
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:20:04 -0700

An international team led by scientists from PNNL analyzed output from a dozen climate models to determine how geoengineering—changing temperature and precipitation through technology—might affect 22 world regions. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Motherboard

Motherboard
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:19:23 -0700

For years, Dr. Ken Caldeira's interest in planet hacking made him a curious outlier in his field. A highly respected atmospheric scientist, he also describes himself as a "reluctant advocate" of researching solar geoengineering—that is, large-scale ...

Responding to Climate Change

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:01:28 -0700

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Motherboard

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:18:45 -0700

Geoengineering—basically, hacking the planet's climate system to cool it off—is a touchy subject. So touchy that some argue it shouldn't be touched at all. Yet 300 scientists, policymakers, legal experts, and NGOs have traveled to Berlin precisely to ...

Motherboard

Motherboard
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:25:22 -0700

Professor Steve Rayner, the co-director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, has unveiled a proposal to create the first serious framework for future geoengineering experiments. It's a sign that what are still considered drastic and risky measures ...

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:53:19 -0700

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:27:28 -0700

It was a great story, writes Andrew Lockley - scientists signing up to a 'Berlin Declaration' imposing an effective 'test ban' on outdoor geoengineering experiments. Except there was no declaration, and scientists never agreed to it. The world's media ...
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