Rock-Dwelling Microbes Remove Methane from Deep Sea

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.

Swimming Sea-Monkeys Reveal How Zooplankton May Help Drive Ocean Circulation

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.

Caltech's Green Revolving Fund: Financing Energy Efficiency

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.

Checking the First Data from OCO-2

Caltech researchers work to make sure that NASA's newly launched satellite provides accurate data about carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere.

Corals Provide Clues for Climate Change Research

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. At Caltech, climate scientists Jess F. Adkins and Nivedita Thiagarajan use manned submersibles, like Alvin operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, to dive thousands of meters below the surface to collect these specimens—and to shed new light on the connection between variance in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the deep ocean and historical glacial cycles.

DOE Awards $15 Million to Caltech's Solar Energy Research

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.

Commencement Speaker Daniel Yergin Visits Caltech

This year's commencement speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning energy expert Daniel Yergin, came to campus a day early to get better acquainted with Caltech's faculty and students, and in particular to learn more about Caltech's energy initiatives.

JCAP Stabilizes Common Semiconductors For Solar Fuels Generation

Caltech researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have devised a way to protect technologically important semiconductors from corrosion even as the materials continue to absorb light efficiently.

Resonate Awards Honor Global Champions of Sustainability

New awards granted by the Resnick Sustainability Institute recognize emerging global innovators in energy science and environmental policy.

New Gift Helps Caltech Address Global Challenges in Clean Energy and Sustainability

A new $15 million gift by Lynda and Stewart Resnick in support of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech will help scientists and engineers advance research aimed at helping humanity sustainably meet its needs.

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