Energy and Climate

Earth Sciences Research Center

Joint Sandia/University of Texas–Austin Research Featured on the Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C

“Chemi­cal and hydrodynamic mechanisms for long-term geological carbon storage” was the featured arti­cle in the July 17, 2014, issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The paper was written by Sandia researchers Susan Altman (in Sandia’s Geochemistry Dept.), Randall Cygan (in Sandia’s Geoscience Research & Applications Group), Craig Tenney (in Sandia’s Geoscience Research & […]

Sandia Participated in the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference

Marianne Walck, Director of Sandia’s Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center, spoke on “Hydraulic Fracturing: The Role of Government-Sponsored R&D” as part of a session on “The Future of American Energy” at the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference, held in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 18–19. Her presentation was part of a session titled “Pros […]

Louisiana Blue Ribbon Commission on Bayou Corne Safety

Secretary Stephen Chustz, from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LADNR), asked David Borns (in Sandia’s Geotechnology and Engineering Dept.) to serve on the blue ribbon commission (BRC) that was formed by Governor Bobby Jindal to provide science-based public safety recommendations regarding the sinkhole in the Bayou Corne area. The BRC will help LADNR continue […]

The Rush to Exploit an Increasingly Ice-Free Arctic

It’s that time of year again, when we check in to see where the annual Arctic sea ice minimum will end up. We haven’t quite bottomed out at the end of the melt season, yet, but already 2012 has set new records for smallest Arctic sea ice extent and volume, smashing through the numbers from 2007. Records are often […]

Officials Turn to Sandia National Labs for Help on Huge Sinkhole

The 300-foot-wide sinkhole that has threatened since August to swallow gas pipelines, homes, and property in south Louisiana has drawn in experts from Sandia National Laboratories normally associated with nuclear research to figure out its cause. Experts are trying to determine what caused the sinkhole to form and expand in Assumption Parish’s Bayou Corne that […]

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