News articles tagged with "environment_and_sustainability"

11/12/2015 16:03:06
Douglas Smith
Caltech celebrates the 25th year of the Beckman Institute and the 80th birthday of Harry Gray, the Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the institute's founding director.
Caltech chemist Harry Gray
04/01/2015 17:12:51
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New NASA data find the snowpack in the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada currently contains just 40 percent as much water as it did near this time at its highest level of 2014, one of the two driest years in California's recorded history.
03/10/2015 09:42:05
Ker Than
Using new computer models that account for friction, scientists at Caltech find that the Antarctic ice sheets are more sensitive to climate change than we thought.
11/26/2014 09:31:34
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Solar panels convert visible light from the sun into electricity—but the sun's infrared light passes right through the panel's silicon material. Caltech researchers have come up with a method that may be able to harness that lost energy.
11/17/2014 09:20:41
Douglas Smith
Two and a half billion years ago, single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria harnessed sunlight to split water molecules, producing energy to power their cells and releasing oxygen into an atmosphere that had previously had none. These early environmental engineers are responsible for the life we see around us today, and much more besides. At 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium, Professor of Geobiology Woodward "Woody" Fischer will describe how they transformed the planet. Admission is free.
Sun shining through a leaf
10/14/2014 09:44:52
Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.
09/30/2014 08:01:21
Marcus Woo
The effect could be as strong as those due to the wind and tides, the main factors that are known to drive the up-and-down mixing of oceans.
08/28/2014 10:40:31
Kimm Fesenmaier
For the last six years, Caltech Facilities has managed an innovative, green revolving fund that has enabled the Institute to finance new energy efficiency projects around campus with the cost savings from previous energy efficiency improvements and upgrades.
08/21/2014 14:20:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers work to make sure that NASA's newly launched satellite provides accurate data about carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere.
07/15/2014 14:23:55
Katie Neith
Just as growth rings can offer insight into climate changes occurring during the lifespan of a tree, corals have much to tell about changes in the ocean.
06/20/2014 09:03:30
Cynthia Eller
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that it will be awarding $15.2 million to Caltech's Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI) program.
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