Friday, October 21, 2011
ORNL in the News

So that's what climate change looks like

(Knoxville News Sentinel) A climate model developed by researchers in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division is displayed in the special visualization chamber at ORNL where computational data can be brought to life on a wall-sized screen....10/20

UCOR shipping soils from around ORNL liquid waste tank

(Oak Ridger) URS/CH2M Oak Ridge recently began offsite shipments of soils excavated from around an underground waste tank at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory....10/17

New Function Extraction Technology to Heighten Cyber Security in Smart Meters

(Transmission and Distribution World) Sensus has announced a partnership with EnerNex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to conduct a demonstration of the Automated Vulnerability Detection system....10/19

State & Regional

TN among top states raising energy efficiency

(Tennessean) Tennessee has been named one of the six most improved states for energy efficiency, according to the fifth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard....10/21


Does Libya Offer Clues To An Obama Doctrine?

(NPR) President Obama said Moammar Gadhafi's death marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the Libyan people. The seven-month military campaign that toppled the Libyan leader also marks a high point for the kind of international cooperation that Obama has championed....10/21

energy & science policy

Democratic lawmakers pressure Obama administration on both sides of Keystone pipeline issue

(Washington Post) Democratic lawmakers, split over whether to support a massive oil pipeline crossing the U.S.-Canada border, continue to lobby the Obama administration on both sides of the question...10/19.

Inside Energy Extra

10/20 A daily report on U.S. energy policy
[ORNL users only]
** Chinese solar makers dispute charge
** Energy saving gains among states: report
** BOEM weighs offshore wind impacts
** EPA to issue shale wastewater rules

science & technology

Researchers shed light on source of Earth's water

(Washington Post) In a discovery that researchers say sheds important new light on an age-old question, a European team reported Thursday that it has found a very cold water vapor reservoir that could explain where the planet's life-giving resource came from....10/20

Global warming 'confirmed' by independent study

(BBC) The Earth's surface really is getting warmer, a new analysis by a US scientific group set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair has concluded....10/20

What Slew An Ancient Mastodon? DNA Tells Tale

(NPR) More than 13,000 years ago, hairy elephant-like creatures with giant tusks roamed North America. These mastodons were hunted by some of the earliest people to live here, and scientists recently learned a bit more about those mysterious cultures by taking a new look at an old mastodon bone....10/20