Carbon Research Organizations/Schools/Labs
|National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducts renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D in 12 main programmatic areas.Analytic Studies, Biomass, Building Technologies, Distributed Energy, Federal Energy Management, Vehicle Technologies, Geothermal Technologies, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Solar Energy Technologies, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Wind and Hydropower Technologies.|
|Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory- Terrestrial Carbon research supports the development, testing, and application of Integrated Terrestrial Carbon Models (ITCMs) that will be used to simulate carbon fluxes in North America in the near term, coupled with global climate models in the long term. This work is a multi-institution collaboration under the coordination of the lead lab in this SFA, Oak Ridge.|
|Argonne National Laboratory's Energy Systems Division conducts applied research to develop sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization; to minimize our dependence on imported energy; and to enhance our national security.|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy. R&D on energy production, distribution, and use and on the effects of energy technologies and decisions on society.|
|Columbia Climate Center was formed by the Earth Institute to meet the climate challenge by integrating and building upon the many climate-related activities and research efforts conducted throughout Columbia University. Carbon research.|
|Pennsylvania State University, Institute of Energy and the Environment, EMS Energy Institute. Research in Carbon Materials, Clean Fuels & Catalysis, Electrochemical Laboratory, Sustainable Energy, Transportation.|
|Stanford University: Global Climate and Energy Project .
Research Topics: Solar, Biomass, Storage, Sequestration, Advanced Coal.
|University of Notre Dame. Sustainable Energy Forum Site.|
|Climatic Research Unit has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models. UK.|
|Penn State. A tiny microbe can take electricity and directly convert carbon dioxide and water to methane, producing a portable energy source with a potentially neutral carbon footprint, according to a team of Penn State engineers.|
|Berkeley Lab. Climate Change and Carbon Management program conducts research to increase the scientific foundation for climate change prediction, impact assessment, and mitigation. In addition, program research on biogeochemical cycles and climate also addresses other pressing issues under the purview of DOE and other public agencies, such as stewardship of water resources and the environmental effects of energy use and land use.|
|"Genes From Tiny Algae Shed Light On Big Role Managing Carbon In World's Oceans" ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2009) "Scientists from two-dozen research organizations led by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have decoded genomes of two algal strains, highlighting the genes enabling them to capture carbon and maintain its delicate balance in the oceans."|
|"Covering only an estimated 3–4% of the world’s land area, peatlands are estimated
to hold 540 gigatons of carbon, representing about 1.5% of the total estimated global carbon storage
and about 25–30% of that contained in terrestrial vegetation and soils."
"Ecosystems & Human Well-being: Wetlands & Water" Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Recent Issues Blog Posts
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A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
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Recent Building Blog Posts
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.
By the directors of Food, Inc.