Republican Presidential Candidates Debate On Economy In New Hampshire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has held its annual Secretary’s Honor Awards and Presidential Rank Awards ceremony at DOE Headquarters. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke at the event, recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission and serving the Nation. “Some… Keep reading →

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has joined NASA in launching a new NASA iTech challenge, a competition inviting the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to showcase their ideas for transformative energy concepts. The challenge seeks to identify innovative technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit… Keep reading →

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks

A new NASA study suggests methane emissions from fossil fuels may be responsible for half of the recent rise in global atmospheric methane concentrations. While we’ve known for some time that methane levels have been increasing worldwide, it hasn’t been clear why. The research narrows uncertainty as to both the sources and trends influencing global… Keep reading →

The Nuclear Heart Of Cassini

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

After nearly two decades in space and billions of miles traveled, Cassini’s journey is finally over. When the pioneering NASA spacecraft met its end in Saturn’s upper atmosphere the morning of Sept. 15, 2017 (Earth Received Time), burning up in a fireball of silicon and metal, the last components to disintegrate were some of its most essential:… Keep reading →

Air Pollution Attacks Beijing Again

This month marks the one year anniversary since the residents in Imperial County California did something pretty amazing. After experiencing some of the highest asthma hospitalization rates in the state, the community got together to launch the IVAN air monitoring project– a community website that provides real time air quality data collected from 40 different pollution… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike

  A recognized piece of American pop culture, Capt. James T. Kirk’s dog-eared quotation actually stands up pretty well as a rallying cry for space exploration and the U.S. space program in general. Somewhere, Mr. Spock raises an eyebrow and nods. Folks at NASA probably would applaud. On a hot, summer day in Houston, parents… Keep reading →

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California

In 2014, NASA scientists published their discovery of a methane “hot spot” hovering over New Mexico’s San Juan Basin. The 2,500-square-mile methane cloud is the largest area of elevated methane concentration ever measured in the U.S., and is so big scientists can spot it from space. While some have tried to debate the cause of… Keep reading →


Look up in New Mexico and on most days you’ll see the unmistakable blue skies that make the Southwest so unique. But there’s also something hovering over the Four Corners that a naked eye can’t detect:  A 2,500-square mile cloud of methane, the highest concentration of the heat-trapping pollution anywhere in the United States. The… Keep reading →


  Last weekend I binge-watched a new Netflix sci-fi horror series called “Stranger Things.” It’s set in fictional 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, a small town where a boy named Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) mysteriously goes missing. His mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) is desperate to find him, and Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) launches his… Keep reading →

Five Fast Facts About Astronaut Ellen Ochoa


Astronaut Ellen Ochoa is our fourth and final woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by Carly Wilkins, Energy Department.  It’s Women’s History Month on During the month of March, we’re highlighting the great contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields made by women of color throughout history, as well… Keep reading →

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