Department of Energy

Hydrology Could Help Researchers Prepare for a Changing Electric Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to award $10 million in grants for research related to “energy sheds,” a concept that takes the idea of a watershed and applies it to electricity generated and...

Two Southwest Tribes Raise Concerns Over Uranium Storage

Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium.

A SimCity for Analyzing Urban Efficiency

New York University's new Center for Urban Science and Progress is launching an initiative to develop sensor and data-crunching technologies aimed at creating a smarter, more efficient city. With partners including I.B.M., Cisco, Xerox, and...