The International Council for Science's World Data System (WDS) has selected geospatial information scientist Yaxing Wei of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to receive the WDS Data Stewardship Award for 2015. Wei, a researcher in O
The next-generation Earth system model will simulate climate systems at unprecedented resolution over an unprecedented time scale in order to understand climate change, Earth system feedbacks and potential tipping points.
Scientists are getting a glimpse of the future with a Department of Energy large-scale experiment designed to answer questions about how carbon-rich peatlands will respond to projected warming of the climate and increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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. “There’s great scruti...
Climate researcher Benjamin Preston of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named to receive the American Geophysical Union's 2015 Charles S. Falkenberg Award.
A new addition to Data.gov, home of the U.S. government’s open data, focuses on the connection between climate change and the nation’s energy infrastructure.
Predicting how forests will respond to increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide involves understanding the interplay among carbon dioxide, nutrients, water, plant and soil processes.
For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity.
A major multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released Tuesday concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change.
Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the d