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May 6, 2016
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">This GIF shows how CO2 emissions vary across the United States. Each bar represents a 50x50 kilometer grid. Bar height is proportional to total CO2 emissions and bar color represents the type of CO2 emissions. Red bars represent proportionately more CO2 emissions from electricity generation (coal, gas and oil). Green bars represent CO2 emissions by other sources (such as ethanol production, iron-steel production and cement manufacture). Yellow/orange bars signify a mix of electricity and non-electricity sources. | GIF courtesy of Los Alamos National Lab.</div></div></div>
Plastic Bags Might Kickstart the Carbon Capture Industry

Research from the National Labs show that capturing CO2 from plastic bag and packaging plants could kickstart the carbon capture industry in the United States.

May 5, 2016
VIDEO: Getting Started on the Road to Clean Energy

A new program called Cyclotron Road connects clean energy entrepreneurs with the unique resources of our National Labs.

May 4, 2016
Meet the Women Leading the Clean Energy Revolution

These ten amazing women are forging a clean energy future. Through C3E they get the recognition they deserve.

May 3, 2016
Energy and fuels derived from biomass could someday provide a portion of the nation’s energy needs. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
The Future of Bioenergy Is in this Book-less Library

One of the National Labs is building a high-tech library of biomass samples and information for bioenergy researchers.

April 28, 2016
Small Particles, Big Science: The International LBNF/DUNE Project
This Mega-Science Project Is Going a Mile Underground

One National Lab is searching for the most abundant particles in the universe that we barely know.

April 26, 2016
A detailed view of the diamond wafers scientists use to get a better measure of spinning electrons. | Photo courtesy of Jefferson Lab.
Why Physics Needs Diamonds

Getting a better measure of spinning electrons requires really hard materials.

April 22, 2016
PHOTOS: 11 Carbon-Fighting Energy Technologies

Scroll through the photo gallery to see just a few of the ways the Energy Department is addressing climate change through technologies that cut carbon pollution, grow the economy and protect the planet.

April 18, 2016
QUIZ: Test Your Climate Change IQ

We're kicking off #EarthWeek by testing your knowledge about the most urgent environmental change of our time -- climate change.

April 18, 2016
An artist's rendition of the tough new plastic. | Image courtesy of Mark Robbins, Oak Ridge National Lab.
This New Plastic Is 50% Renewable

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab invented a tougher, greener plastic from biomass.

March 30, 2016
Everything you can see is made of normal matter...but that’s only 4 percent of the universe. Find out how the National Labs search for the invisible “dark matter” scientists believe holds galaxies together. | Graphic above by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department. Illustrations below by <a href="/node/1676591">Greg Stewart</a>, SLAC.
Three Ways to Bust Ghostly Dark Matter

How the National Labs hunt for invisible “dark matter" on the Earth’s surface, underground and in space.