Science Highlights

Researchers are seeking to better predict the impact of ice sheet melting in Greenland under a changing climate.07.01.14Science Highlight

Greenland Ice Sheet “Sliding” a Small Contributor to Future Sea-Level Rise

Modeling experiments assess impacts of key melting behavior. Read More »

A study comparing microbial communities before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that, although overall population diversity changed, some microbes were unaffected.07.01.14Science Highlight

Hope for Re-establishing Microbial Populations in the Gulf of Mexico

2010 oil spill reduced diversity, but some species were unaffected. Read More »

Methane emissions estimated in a recent study (A) and compared against the commonly used Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) 4.2 inventory (B and C).07.01.14Science Highlight

Some U.S. Methane Sources May Be Larger than Previously Thought

Inventories underestimate emissions from fossil fuel industry and animal husbandry, study finds. Read More »

Aerosol observations from the 2011 Las Conchas fire in New Mexico (seen here) are helping researchers gain a better understanding of wildfire effects on climate.07.01.14Science Highlight

Wildfires Lead to More Warming than Climate Models Predicted

Aerosol observations shed light on impact of soot and smoke. Read More »

Researchers have identified a new class of proteins in avocados that could lead to increased lipid content in potential bioenergy crops.07.01.14Science Highlight

Protein-Rich Avocados May Inspire Bioenergy Solutions

New lipid droplet–associated proteins found in fruit’s oil-rich tissues. Read More »

Disruption of Mediator rescues growth and fertility in Arabidopsis low lignin mutants.05.01.14Science Highlight

Mediating Biofuel Complexity through “Mediator” Modification

Research points to more efficient and lower cost routes to high-yield biomass-derived renewable fuels. Read More »

Monsoon clouds gather over the Bay of Bengal in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.09.01.13Science Highlight

Tracing Aerosol Impacts on South Asian Monsoons

The effect of pollution aerosols on monsoons. Read More »

DOE JGI researchers have helped develop a technique that uses the Pacific Biosciences sequencing machine to fully automate the workflow for DNA sample preparation, sequencing, and assembly.06.01.13Science Highlight

New Technique Improves Microbial Genome Assembly

Tool simplifies workflow for DNA sample preparation to finished sequence. Read More »

An interactive visualization enabled by the Ultra-scale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools (UV-CDAT) project showing a volume rendering with overlaid slice plots.05.01.13Science Highlight

Getting the Most from Ultra-Large Climate Datasets

Project provides tools for advanced data analysis and visualization. Read More »

Krill feed on algae living within sea ice brine in the Arctic.05.01.13Science Highlight

Simulating Complex Sea Ice–Salt Water Interactions

New two-step desalinization process improves climate model. Read More »