Environment

Iron-bearing minerals in sediments naturally reduce contaminant levelsApril 8, 2014

The release of wastes associated with nuclear reprocessing from storage facilities into the underlying sediments and groundwater is an important environmental concern. Scientists working with two national laboratories have found evidence that iron-bearing minerals naturally abundant in some sediments can react with and immobilize contaminants such as technetium.

Argonne's Earth Day 2014
Argonne will host an Earth Day event on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Visit the Bistro 213 Cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up giveaways, enter a raffle, check out displays and learn about "green" R&D that Argonne researchers are working on.

Your Inner Fish
The University of Chicago's Science on the Screen presents "Your Inner Fish," Episode One, on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, University of Chicago.

A discussion with Neil Shubin and the Field Museum's distinguished service curator Lance Grande follows the 60-minute screening.

Admission is free, RSVP is required.

Using a Scenario Method to Engage Stakeholders in Envisioning and Assessing Bioenergy Futures
Abstract:
Stakeholders can be engaged in both developing and assessing alternative scenarios for future landscapes that incorporate bioenergy crops. This scenario method employs GIS-based models to develop alternative landscape futures and to assess their performance on multiple functions.