Stories with the tag: Environment
More American homes could be powered by the earth’s natural underground heat with a nontoxic fluid that could cut in half the amount of water needed for a new power generation method called enhanced geothermal systems.
Release Date: 4/15/2015
A suite of analytical innovations used to detect and measure very low levels of compounds and elements has topped $10 million in licensing income for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its operator Battelle. It’s the first time that income tied to a specific technology developed at PNNL has reached this level, and most of the money has been directly reinvested in the laboratory.
Release Date: 4/2/2015
To improve what scientists know about how tropical forests store carbon, today Berkeley Lab announced a $100 million, 10-year project collecting data in and improving climate models of tropical forests, funded by the DOE's Office of Science.
Release Date: 4/1/2015
The Earth is now entering a period of changing climate that will likely be faster than what’s occurred naturally over the last thousand years, committing people to live through and adapt to a warming world.
Release Date: 3/9/2015
Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study.
Release Date: 3/4/2015
Scientists looking at microbes in different types of Arctic soil are learning more about the transition from frozen tundra to methane-producing bog.
Release Date: 3/4/2015
A new acoustic fish-tracking tag is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe. It’s small size enables researchers to more precisely and safely record how fish swim through dams and use that information to make dams more fish-friendly.
Release Date: 1/29/2015
New research shows that soft, organic scaffolds such as proteins or carbohydrates guide crystallization of calcium carbonate minerals.
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Atmospheric rivers are meteorological events that bring much of California's precipitation and include the famous rainmaker known as the Pineapple Express.
Release Date: 1/16/2015
Internationally known radiochemist hired to lead new initiative in Nuclear Process Science.
Release Date: 12/15/2014