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Environmental Cleanup

November 10, 2010
Volunteers from the Waverly Trees Forever group are planting windbreak trees on the north side of the mobile home court. Waverly experienced record flooding in 2008. | Photo Courtesy of Trees Forever
Iowa Shade Trees Bring Energy Bills Down, Beauty Up

In 2008, flooding and tornados tore across Iowa, devastating communities and natural landscapes across the state. More than 30 percent of the trees in Parkersburg, a small town hit hard by the tornado, were displaced and destroyed. Thanks to one local non-profit and Recovery Act funds, volunteers are "re-greening" the community.

October 21, 2010
Employees of the Savannah River Site's M Area Operable Unit (MAOU) gather at the completed site.
A Milestone for Savannah River Site

The end of an era -- and the beginning of a new chapter for the Savannah River Site.

October 1, 2010
Geek-Up[10.01.10] -- Mapping Bioenergy and Magnetic Vector Potential, New Atmosphere-Monitoring Tools and "Sour" Gas Streams

Geeks, pay attention! We've got a BioEnergy Atlas, aerosols and climate, sour stuff, and 3D magnetic interactions in this edition of the Geek Up!

September 30, 2010
A Path Forward for the Gulf Coast

Our country has made a promise to the people and small businesses of the Gulf Coast to restore their environment, economy and health, and continue a conversation with the fisherman, environmental workers, elected officials, health officials, scientists and Gulf residents on how to restore the Gulf.

September 14, 2010
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman observes instrumentation in the X-333 Process Building Control Room during his visit to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. | DOE photo
Standing by Ohio: Cleaning Up our Environmental Legacy

Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Poneman visits Ohio to mark a milestone in the Department’s efforts to clean up our environmental legacy.

August 19, 2010
Recovery Act Progress at Idaho National Lab

North Wind Services will be constructing several new structures at the INL Radioactive Waste Management Complex -- facilities that will provide important protection from the elements and minimize the spread of contamination during buried waste excavation, retrieval and packaging operations.

August 18, 2010
New Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup

To accelerate the Portsmouth GDP cleanup efforts left over from the Cold War, the Department of Energy made a huge step forward in our nuclear environmental cleanup efforts.

August 13, 2010
Geek-Up: K East Reactor Demolition, Retrograde Melting and Cloud Pattern Tracking

Recovery Act funds help clean up the Hanford site, retrograde melting (melting as something cools) and how open-cell clouds could help predict climate change.

July 23, 2010
Cool Roofs Lead to Cooler Cities

Want to know more about one of the quickest and lowest cost ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and slow climate change? Read this.

May 24, 2010
Voith Hydro installed machines at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, located about 40 miles east of Portland, Ore., that are meant to save more fish. The next-generation machines at Ice Harbor will be even more advanced. | Photo Courtesy of Voith Hydro
New Hydropower Turbines to Save Snake River Steelhead

Hydropower harnesses water power to create reliable, clean and plentiful renewable energy, but dams can have an unintended impact on wildlife — fish swimming through turbines can get caught and die -- which can be detrimental to the entire river ecosystem. The impact can be minimized, though, with new technologies being designed by engineers at Voith Hydro.