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Warmer soil releasing more carbon, worsening climate change

A new study finds that even the dirt on the ground is making climate change worse.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

WSU, national laboratory to join forces on nuclear research

Students at Washington State University will take part in research on nuclear science and technology, power grids and utilizing bioproduct waste in a partnership between WSU and Pacific Northwest National …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Search done for most influential scientists; 8 found in Richland

Eight scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland have made the latest list of scientists whose research has the most influence worldwide in their fields of expertise.


PNNL device can quickly alert law during school shootings

A small device developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland could make the difference between life and death for some when a shooter opens fire in a public …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Energy Secretary makes 1st Tri-City area stop, says it’s a chance to learn

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s visit to the Mid-Columbia is “an edification” – the chance to see firsthand the work being done at places like the Hanford nuclear reservation and …


Proposed budget could equal 1,000 jobs lost at PNNL in Richland

The budget proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump for the next fiscal year would result in a loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory …


Gary Peterson, voice for Tri-Cities in D.C., retires

Gary Petersen, longtime voice for the Tri-Cities as vice president of the Tri-City Development Council, retires at 76.


PNNL collaborating on world’s newest atom smasher

A new atom smasher with the potential to help physicists explain some of the mysteries of the universe has circulated beams for the first time.


Avista testing batteries that store wind, solar energy

Avista Corp. will use a $3.2 million state grant to test how effectively large batteries store energy from wind, solar and other renewable sources. The three-year demonstration will occur at …


Face recognition video test at Kennewick arena

KENNEWICK — Face recognition technology will be tested at a hockey game next week at an arena in Kennewick.


Blackouts less likely thanks to new technology

Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the largest energy blackout in the United States, two Washington state power system experts said major improvements to the power grid make that type …


Tests being developed to aid ricin, toxin investigations

As federal prosecutors build a case against a Spokane man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president, the CIA, a federal judge and Fairchild Air Force Base, one of …


Drone test site could come to Washington

Washington is vying to become one of six test sites for unmanned aircraft called drones. A proposal by a dozen Washington groups calls for the test site to be headquartered …


PNNL offers technology sale to help companies

The Department of Energy is having a sale on technologies developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other national laboratories. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a program this week that …


PNNL’s charger unit a smart buyer

RICHLAND – It’s like a personal shopper for electricity. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed smart technology for electric cars that might someday automatically recharge the car when power loads …


Largest in U.S., Pacific Northwest smart grid gets funding

RICHLAND, Wash. – The check has arrived to pay for the main work phase on the largest and most comprehensive project in the nation to demonstrate how the electric grid …


Swarm of small quakes in past year under Hanford

In the past year about 2,000 small quakes have rattled an area under the Hanford nuclear reservation.


Northwest lab makes list for stimulus funds

RICHLAND – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in southeast Washington expects to receive $124 million in federal stimulus money. Much of the money will be used to buy scientific equipment for …


Ending lab’s use permit a bad idea

The U.S. Department of Energy wants to take some of the Pacific Northwest out of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. If successful, as many as 400 Tri-Cities jobs and $76 …