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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Environmental Sciences
DOE research seeks to understand basic chemical, physical, and biological processes of the earthís atmosphere, land, and oceans and how these processes may be affected by energy production and use, primarily the emission of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion. Understanding global climate change and the ability to predict climate over decades or centuries will enable the development of science-based solutions to reduce and minimize the impacts of climate change and better plan for the nationís future energy needs.



AWARE Project Launched to Gain New Insights on Climate of Antarctica

AWARE Project Launched to Gain New Insights on Climate of Antarctica

Scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, working with a group led by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, embarked on a new project that will lead to a better understanding of how much of the sun's light and the atmosphere's heat radiation reach the Antarctic surface.

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Carbon number crunching

A booming economy and population led China to emerge in 2006 as the global leader in fossil-fuel carbon emissions, a distinction it still maintains. But exactly how much carbon China releases has been a topic of debate, with recent estimates varying by as much as 15 percent.

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Carbon number crunching

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NREL patents method for continuous monitoring of materials during manufacturing
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2016
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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