Tag Archives: Environment

Synthetic Biology Research Campaign sheds light on productivity in cyanobacteria.

Research program leads to practically useful and fundamentally interesting knowledge about how to genetically optimize cyanobacteria for increased biomass production. Continue reading

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Eelgrass declines pose a mystery

Scientists want to know why eelgrass is on the decline in some areas of Puget Sound and not others. The answer will affect future strategies for protecting one of the ecosystem’s most critical saltwater plants. Continue reading

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Sea turtles don’t just go with the flow

Satellite data reveal that the marine reptiles change their behavior to interact with currents. Continue reading

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Exploring the environmental impact of quantum dots

The speed with which microbes in a simplified ecosystem absorb the nanomaterials is raising concerns about the effect on organisms higher in the food chain. Continue reading

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Carbon speeds through the ocean’s twilight zone

New measurements show how the sinking velocities of organic matter in the water vary with depth, region, and season. Continue reading

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Molecular Processes, Global Effects

Streamlined proposal call focuses on aerosol sampling at DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility site with analysis at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. Continue reading

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New Research Project: Seismic Hazards

The next addition to Research Now’s expanding portfolio of research projects is an evaluation of the faults and character of the seafloor in the vicinity of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. Continue reading

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New Research Project: Wind Climatology

Non-profit organization Research Now’s first research project has begun! The final product will be a detailed characterization of winds in the Cherry Point vicinity, which will be useful for professionals preparing the environmental impact statements for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project. Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon, Three Years Later

BP-funded research aims to understand and mitigate impacts of hydrocarbon pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Continue reading

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Exporting Coal: Questions and Uncertainty

Proposed coal export terminal in Washington State fuels debate regarding economic growth and environmental health.
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