The Energy Department (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. These selected projects will leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise to accelerate American innovation in advanced hydrogen storage and fuel cell performance and durability.
New study chronicles forest fires in Oklahoma and Tennessee
For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. However, recent research has shown that forest fires are vital to maintaining healthy forests. While people in the western portions of the U.S. experience forest fires often and know of their value, many people on the eastern side of the U.S. do not know of their importance. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers have studied tree rings throughout Oklahoma and Tennessee to determine the history of fires in those areas. Michael Stambaugh, assistant research professor in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, says understanding this history is important for managing and improving the ecology of forests in the future.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis has had more than four decades of success at UT since his arrival on campus as a graduate student in 1971.
In recognition of his contributions as a researcher, teacher and leader, he has been awarded one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive: election as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.
TVA Doubles Down on Coal Ash Cover Up Plan, Despite Growing Public Concern and Model of Other Utilities
Paramount Pictures And Participant Media Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ with Al Gore
Participant Media Launches #AIT10, Multi-Platform Campaign to ‘Share Your Truth’ About Climate Change
An Inconvenient Truth (AIT), the critically acclaimed documentary film that ignited a global climate change movement, marks its 10thanniversary this year. To commemorate the event, Paramount Home Media Distribution will offer free Digital HD copies on May 24, the day the film was first released in 2006. Leading up to the anniversary, Participant Media is launching #AIT10, a multi-platform campaign recognizing the impact of the film and celebrating individuals like the Sierra Club’s Executive Director Michael Brune, actor Ed Begley Jr., and Andrew Youn of the OneAcre Fund who share why they are inspired to act on climate change, and encourage others to “Share Your Truth.”
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan hotel.