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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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