Advances in catalytic homogeneous hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol

SayanKar, Jotheeswari Kothandaraman, Alain Goeppert, G.K. Surya Prakash Received 13 October 2017, Accepted 25 October 2017, Available online 6 December 2017. Cite: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2017.10.023 Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, United States PNNL NewletterPNNL Lab scientist Jothi Kothandaraman is developing processes to make fuels …

Conversion of CO2 from Air into Methanol Using a Polyamine and a Homogeneous Ruthenium Catalyst

Jotheeswari Kothandaraman, Alain Goeppert, Miklos Czaun, George A. Olah, and G. K. Surya Prakash Cite this: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3, 778–781Publication Date:December 29, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b12354 Copyright © 2015 American Chemical RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS Abstract “A highly efficient homogeneous catalyst system for the production of CH3OH from CO2 using pentaethylenehexamine and Ru-Macho-BH (1) …

Trump’s auction of oil leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge attract few bidders

The lease sales will not cover Republicans’ proposed tax cuts that Trump promised, but cost the country and The State of Alaska millions. In mid-November, the Trump administration launched the formal process of selling oil drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Every major bank in the U.S. has ruled out financing oil and gas …

How Trump will continue to kill our ducks and birds

“USFWS releases Migratory Bird Treaty Act rule” “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its final rule reducing the ability of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to prevent actions that injure or kill native birds. “In December 2017, the Interior Department A final rule released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could limit …

Nez Perce Tribe reclaims 148 acres of ancestral land in Eastern Oregon

By Cassandra Profita (OPB)Dec. 25, 2020 1:47 p.m Purchase includes traditional fishing grounds and meeting place. The Nez Perce Tribe is reclaiming an ancestral village site in the Eastern Oregon town of Joseph more than a century after being pushed out the area. This month, the tribe purchased 148 acres of an area known as “the place …

Researchers Identify Which West Coast Regions Hold Greatest Wave Energy Potential

A recent study highlights the most promising areas along Washington, Oregon and California coasts to harvest wave energy Brendan Bane, PNNL RICHLAND, Wash.—Washington and Oregon coastlines are home not only to sea stacks and vistas, they also hold the most promising areas to pull power from West Coast waves, according to a recent study published …

“Record high Pacific Arctic seawater temperatures and delayed sea ice advance in response to episodic atmospheric blocking”

Kodaira Tsubasa; Waseda Takuji; Nose Takehiko; Inoue, Jun. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group); London Vol. 10, Iss. 1, (2020). This Open Access article in NATURE SCIENTIFIC REPORTS is available below. It is significant for showing the relationship of high Arctic seawater temperature, delayed sea ice formation, and advance to episodic atmospheric blocking, co-related to the …

Two types of warm blobs in the Northeast Pacific and their potential effect on the El Niño

Ziyan Chen Jian Shi, and Chun LiFirst published: 29 December 2020 This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1002/joc.6991 …