Pacific Northwest National Laborator http://nwpr.org en Field Test Near Pasco Renews Attention On Viability Of Carbon Storage http://nwpr.org/post/field-test-near-pasco-renews-attention-viability-carbon-storage <p>This week, technicians in southeast Washington continue a field test to show how carbon dioxide could be injected and trapped deep underground. It's an experiment led by the Pacific Northwest National Lab. Injection of fifty tanker truck loads of CO2 will take about four weeks. Then comes about a year and a half of monitoring to see if the global warming gas stays locked away forever beneath ancient lava flows.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:05:54 +0000 Tom Banse 31693 at http://nwpr.org Field Test Near Pasco Renews Attention On Viability Of Carbon Storage Carbon Dioxide Injected Under Columbia Basalts In Climate-Related Demonstration http://nwpr.org/post/carbon-dioxide-injected-under-columbia-basalts-climate-related-demonstration <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A long delayed experiment to demonstrate how a global warming gas can be locked up forever deep underground has finally started. Technicians working with the Pacific Northwest National Lab are injecting carbon dioxide down a well south of Pasco, Wash.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:12:58 +0000 Tom Banse 31609 at http://nwpr.org Carbon Dioxide Injected Under Columbia Basalts In Climate-Related Demonstration How Offices Could Be More Comfortable With Less AC http://nwpr.org/post/how-offices-could-be-more-comfortable-less-ac <p>If you’ve ever shivered through a meeting in a conference room when it’s warm outside, you may have wondered: “Why don’t they just turn off the air-conditioning?” New research has found a way to keep you more comfortable and keep office costs down.</p><p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:45:28 +0000 Courtney Flatt 30144 at http://nwpr.org How Offices Could Be More Comfortable With Less AC Obama Highlights Carbon Storage, Northwest Researchers Hope For More Funding http://nwpr.org/post/obama-highlights-carbon-storage-northwest-researchers-hope-more-funding <p></p><p>One of the less-talked-about points in President Barack Obama’s climate change plan is capturing and storing carbon before it’s released from power plants. Research is taking place in the Northwest to keep carbon out of the atmosphere by injecting it permanently underground.For EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:26:40 +0000 Courtney Flatt 30045 at http://nwpr.org An Electric Vehicle Charger To Help Balance The Grid http://nwpr.org/post/electric-vehicle-charger-help-balance-grid <p>Charging your electric vehicle could help balance the grid and save you money. Northwest researchers have developed a smart charger to do just that.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:33:38 +0000 Courtney Flatt 24386 at http://nwpr.org An Electric Vehicle Charger To Help Balance The Grid Northwest Scientists Discovering New Ways To Trace Chemical Weapons http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-scientists-discovering-new-ways-trace-chemical-weapons <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">President Barack Obama has been publicly warning Syria’s leaders not to use chemical weapons against their own people. The news is unexpectedly relevant in southeast Washington. Researchers at at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing new scientific techniques to trace chemical agents back to their sources.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 02:31:17 +0000 Anna King 19444 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Scientists Discovering New Ways To Trace Chemical Weapons