True energy security depends on understanding the impact that energy production and use has on the world around us.

Argonne’s world-renowned scientists and engineers conduct pioneering research to take on the nation’s greatest environmental challenges.

Global climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges in the 21st century. Argonne scientists are conducting rigorous biological and environmental research studies to address the causes and effects of global climate change. Initial studies will identify the physical impact of climate change on the environment. We are also assessing the economic, health and social consequences of these environmental changes.

The goal of our environmental management programs is not only to better understand and help solve the nation's environmental problems, but also to promote responsible environmental stewardship in America and around the globe. Research includes alternative energy systems, environmental risk and economic impact assessments, and hazardous waste site analysis and remediation planning.