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Playing 'Tag' with Pollution Lets Scientists See Who's It


Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot and track where it lands, researchers have determined which areas around the Tibetan Plateau contribute the most soot -- and where. The model can also suggest the most effective way to reduce soot...
29-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Tiny Grains of Rice Hold Big Promise for Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Bioenergy


Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world’s population, but the paddies it’s grown in contributes up to 17 percent of global methane emissions -- about 100 million tons a year. Now, with the addition of a single gene, rice can be...
29-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT

How Clouds Get Their Brightness


How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of the earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world's remotest ocean shows that ocean life is responsible for up to half the cloud...
17-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Help Small "Green" Businesses


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is named a lead laboratory for new DOE Pilot designed to give small clean energy firms more technology assistance from DOE labs.
10-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Smart Stuff: IQ of Northwest Power Grid Raised, Energy Saved


Smart grid technologies and approaches can improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce power costs, according to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project’s final report.
9-Jul-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel Factory


When aluminum atoms bunch up, porous materials called zeolites lose their ability to convert oil to gasoline. An international team of scientists created the first 3-D atomic map of a zeolite in order to find out how to improve catalysts used to...
6-Jul-2015 6:00 AM EDT

Ray Named Director of Strategic Partnerships at PNNL


PNNL's long-time fundamental science research leader named to new partnership development post.
1-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Out With Heavy Metal

PNNL’s new joining process enables the production of all-aluminum auto parts without rivets and fasteners that increase cost and weight.
11-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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