Environmental science & technology

Crowdsource: How do we tackle climate change?June 1, 2014

"Crowdsource" asks scientists from varying fields to offer their unique perspectives on a universal problem. Today's question: How do we start tackling climate change?

Effects of dissimilatory sulfate reduction on iron (hydr)oxide reduction and microbial community developmentMay 14, 2014

Aquatic and terrestrial environments are dynamic systems where coupled microbiological, geochemical, and hydrological processes define the complex interactions that drive the biogeochemical cycling of the major and minor elements.

Study in 'Science' finds missing piece of biogeochemical puzzle in aquifersMay 1, 2014

A study published today in Science magazine by researchers from Argonne may dramatically shift our understanding of the complex dance of microbes and minerals that takes place in aquifers deep underground. This dance affects groundwater quality, the fate of contaminants in the ground and the emerging science of carbon sequestration.


Freshwater consumption for electricity generation is projected to increase dramatically in the next couple of decades in the United States. The increased demand is likely to further strain freshwater resources in regions where water has already become scarce. The goal of this study is to provide a baseline assessment of freshwater use in electricity generation in the United States and at the state level.

Petroleum Oil

Examining water use in energy production by characterizing current consumptive water use in liquid fuel production