Stories with the tag: Environment
A proposed research and testing facility near Moses Lake, Wash., would be used to test unmanned aircraft that could be used in search and rescue, weather data acquisition, agriculture crop management, avalanche control and snow pack analysis.
Release Date: 4/25/2013
New findings show how these Shewanella bacteria use three proteins to breathe the iron in this mineral much like people breathe oxygen. In doing so, they produce an electric current, enticing scientists to study them as possible biological batteries.
Release Date: 3/25/2013
PNNL’s Will Shaw will describe plans for Reference Facility for Offshore Renewable Energy, a Department of Energy Facility where offshore wind power measurement technologies will be tested, at
the 93rd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.
Release Date: 1/8/2013
PNNL researchers will discuss improving solar power forecasting, the resources needed to grow algae for biofuel, and predicting the environmental impacts of ocean energy at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Release Date: 12/4/2012
Scientists have to determine how sensitive the earth is to added greenhouse gases before exploring whether and how much earth shading might help augment emissions reductions. If it's not very sensitive, emissions reductions might be enough to prevent the most disastrous effects of climate change.
Release Date: 10/11/2012
PNNL’s detailed analysis of the resources needed to make, use and dispose of light bulbs found light-emitting diodes, also known as LEDs, are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights.
Release Date: 9/5/2012
A new material may be able to soak up enough trace uranium in sea water to help fuel future nuclear power plants. Tests by PNNL showed the material can soak up more than two times the uranium than a similar material developed in Japan.
Release Date: 8/21/2012
The ocean below Hurricane Omar revealed how fresh water can affect the intensity of tropical storms.
Release Date: 8/13/2012
Capturing and storing carbon dioxide, or CO2, away from the atmosphere as a way of reducing the impacts of climate change is an emerging field of scientific study, and it also could be a fantastic career opportunity. On July 31, nationally-renowned CO2 ca
Release Date: 6/26/2012
A new laboratory test can help limit the injuries fish receive from loud, underwater booms created during pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel piles into the ocean floor to erect structures such as tidal energy turbines.
Release Date: 6/20/2012