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Friday, March 20, 2015

Researchers Show Forest Fragmentation from Shale Development Could Be Reduced by Placing Natural Gas Lines Along Roadways

Shale Gas Well PadForest fragmentation from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is caused by gathering lines, the smaller pipelines that carry extracted natural gas to the main distribution pipes. While the lines are buried underground, the surfaces above them are cleared of all trees, causing almost 19 acres of loss per well pad. MORE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Researchers Propose Solutions To Reduction in Revenue from Gasoline Tax

Electric VehicleTo compensate for the loss of funds for roadway maintenance, the team proposes a flat vehicle registration fee at 0.6 percent of the vehicles MSRP, a tax of 2 cents per mile, or a tax on electricity (4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour) while charging EVs. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Graduate Engineering Program No. 4

The ranking is the highest the program has received in more than 15 years. MORE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub ImageEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university’s strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. MORE
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Electric Vehicle Range and Emissions Vary With Climate

energy mapProfessor Jeremy Michalek and graduate student Tugce Yuksel used data collected from Nissan Leaf drivers together with weather data to analyze the regional effect of air temperature on the range, energy consumption, and emissions of electric vehicles. They found that electric vehicles have shorter range and more emissions in regions with extreme weather. MORE
Monday, February 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Team Finds Exporting Natural Gas Will Not Increase, But Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Natural Gas PipelineThe findings, published in a paper in "Environmental Science and Technology," have major implications for U.S. climate and trade policy. MORE