Monday, November 28, 2011

Berkeley Lab In the News for Nov. 18-28, 2011

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after some time.


A Nov. 28 Huffington Post story on California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions featured research by the Lab’s Margaret Torn. Her work was also covered in a front-page Contra Costa Times story, KQED-FM and KCBS-AM radio, ClimateWire, the International Business Times, Woodland Daily Democrat, and several other websites and publications.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/28/dramatic-carbon-emission-reduction-goals-koch-brothers-study_n_1115867.html

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/11/26/scientist-calls-states-greenhouse-emission-ambitions-attainable/

http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2011/11/25/huge-transformation-required-to-meet-california-climate-goals/

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2011/11/28/archive/8?terms=kahn

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_19413362?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/255798/20111125/greener-california-making-difference-2050.htm

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_19420497

http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/25/only-way-to-stop-greenhouse-gas-emissions-is-to-use-clean-electricity-study-finds/

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/24/4078161/electricity-is-key-to-solving.html

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/11/how-california-can-hit-its-mid-century-emissions-reduction-goals.ars

http://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=15879


A Nov. 23 HealthCanal story highlighted obesity research by the Lab’s Paul Williams. The Times of India and several other publications also covered his work.

http://www.healthcanal.com/metabolic-problems/23794-Obesity-Vicious-Circle.html

http://www.healthjockey.com/2011/11/25/obese-people-more-vulnerable-to-further-weight-gain-study/

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-11-24/health/30436887_1_excess-body-weight-higher-body-mass-index-obese-people


A Nov. 23 KQED radio story noted the impending start of construction for the Lab’s CRT building and included an interview with the Lab’s Horst Simon. The Daily Cal also covered the story.
http://www.kqed.org/a/kqednews/RN201111230705

http://www.dailycal.org/2011/11/20/berkeley-labs-supercomputing-facility-moves-forward-despite-environmental-concerns/


A Nov. 23 BioFuelsDigest story about that publication’s photo contest noted that Lab photographer Roy Kaltschmidt received a first place award for a photograph taken at JBEI.

http://biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2011/11/23/a-day-in-the-life-of-biofuels-2011/

http://biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2011/11/23/a-day-in-the-life-of-biofuels-2011-2/


A Nov. 22 announcement that the Lab’s selection of a preferred second campus site has been delayed until early 2012 received a fair amount of news coverage including in the San Francisco Chronicle, Richmond Confidential, Contra Costa Times, Daily Cal, and San Francisco Business Journal, among others.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/22/BAPQ1M2PPG.DTL

http://richmondconfidential.org/2011/11/22/lbnl-delays-decision-on-second-campus-until-early-2012/

http://albany.patch.com/articles/berkeley-lab-delays-second-campus-decision

http://www.dailycal.org/2011/11/22/berkeley-lab-postpones-announcement-for-second-campus/

http://alameda.patch.com/articles/berkeley-lab-decision-delayed-to-2012-caf12f03

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19391434

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/11/22/berkeley-lab-second-campus-decision-delayed-into-2012/comment-page-1/

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2011/11/lbnl-to-pick-second-campus-early-2012.html

http://berkeley.patch.com/articles/berkeley-lab-decision-delayed-to-2012


A Nov. 22 AOL Energy story on renewable energy projects quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

http://energy.aol.com/2011/11/22/states-pass-fed-in-gov-encouragement-of-renewables/


A Nov. 20 Associated Press story on fuel cells quoted the Lab’s Adam Weber.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/20/national/a092623S27.DTL


A Nov. 18 UPI news story featured new research on the use of switch grass as a biofuel led by the Lab’s Blake Simmons.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/11/18/Corn-gene-can-increase-biofuel-yield/UPI-11291321658214/?spt=hs&or=sn

http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/8366/researchers-boost-switchgrass-potential-with-corn-gene