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33 min ago | Roll Call

DOE Cybersecurity Is a Mess, According to Senate Panel

There are 11 different places in the Energy Department budget that contain cybersecurity funding for energy, science and environmental missions.


4 hrs ago | Business Journal

NuScale set to add scores of Oregon jobs

NuScale's Ryan Everett could be set to welcome a bevy of new coworkers at the company's Corvallis production facility.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors, John Kitzhaber

4 hrs ago | Transport Topics

Diesel Dips 1.1 to $3.858

Diesel dipped 1.1 cents to $3.858 a gallon, its fourth consecutive decline and lowest price in eight months, Department of Energy reported July 28. The price was the lowest since trucking's main fuel averaged $3.844 on Nov. 25, and the downturn left it 5.7 cents below the same week last year, according to DOE records.


4 hrs ago | ECNmag

How sweet it is

A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy 's Joint BioEnergy Institute , a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Chile, World News,

6 hrs ago | Scientific American

Dark Matter Search Enters Round 2

Dark matter scientists are doubling down on efforts to catch the elusive particles thought to constitute most of the matter in the universe.


11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

That was Gov. Terry Branstad in 2011. Branstad said he believed alternative energy development could be the key to bringing to fruition two of the governor's main goals: Bringing 200,000 jobs to Iowa by 2016 and increasing family income by 25 percent.


Related Topix: Iowa, Alternative Energy, Energy, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Opinion

13 hrs ago | R & D

Understanding the source of extra-large capacities in promising Li-ion battery electrodes

Researchers across the globe are working to find materials that will lead to safe, cheap, long-lasting and powerful Li-ion batteries.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

14 hrs ago | Business Wire

Clayton Homes, Americaa s Largest Home Builder, Qualifies for DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program

One of the test homes is the only manufactured home in the nation to qualify for the DOE Challenge Home Program.


Related Topix: Home Building, Home

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Don't get caught with your plants down: Food and climate change

The world faces a small but substantially increased risk during the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global corn and wheat yields because of climate change , according to National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and Stanford University research.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Startups, Stanford University, Global Warming

Friends of the Earth

Government to launch latest round of fracking licenses

This week the Department of Energy & Climate Change is expected to launch its '14th onshore licensing round', inviting companies to bid for fracking rights in previously untouched parts of the UK.


Digital Trends

Spongy silicon could greatly increase your laptop's battery life in the near future

Without question, we'd all benefit from longer battery life in our laptops, hybrids, and other portable devices.


Detroit Free Press

Mark Phelan: Lab rolls out ideas for future vehicles

Nestled in the rolling Tennessee hills and forests, the secretive lab that developed power for the Manhattan Project is working to change the auto industry and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign fuel.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

NBC Connecticut

Free State Parks Weekend in Connecticut

Gov. Malloy and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have announced "Free State Parks Weekend" waiving parking and museum fees across the state.


Related Topix: US Governors, Dan Malloy

Port Orchard Independent

Don Brunell | It's not easy being green in the U.S.

Virtually every level of government has policies to reduce greenhouse gases by regulating everything from industrial CO2 emissions to cow flatulence.

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Related Topix: US Energy Systems, Energy, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, New York, Opinion

Medical News

Study: Climate change to slowdown growth of global crop yields

The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, new research finds.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Startups, Stanford University, Global Warming, Health

Wisconsin Gazette

House Republicans undermine Obama's environmental plans

Determined to protect their fossil-fuel backers from the financial consequences of the environmental policies put forward under President Barack Obama's green energy agenda, House Republicans on July 11 attached a bevy of amendments to the fiscal 2015 energy and water spending bill.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Opinion

The Star

DOE official: MOX is 'preferred solution'

A high-ranking official in the Energy Department said the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication facility, or MOX, under construction at the Savannah River Site is the 'preferred solution' to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium if sustained funding is available over time, despite the federal government's efforts to place the project in a cold stand-by.


Related Topix: OSHA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

York Press

Drax defends biomass sourcing

DRAX has defended its sustainable sourcing of biomass as the Government is urged to make sure subsidies are only paid to "genuinely" low-carbon biomass energy.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Biomass

Edmonton Journal

Chalk River nuclear shipments opposed in Washington

A warning sign is posted at the AECL plant in Chalk River, Ont. on December 19 2007.


Related Topix: US Politics, Brian Higgins, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Canada,

Russia Taday

Brit accused of hacking the Fed hit with new charges by the FBI

Federal authorities in the United States have unsealed their fourth set of charges in nine months against Lauri Love, a 29-year-old British man accused of hacking US government and private sector websites.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Prison, Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Computer Security, Science / Technology