Friday, December 2, 2011

Berkeley Lab In the News for the Week of Nov. 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 Dec. 2 Ecoseed story featured work led by the Lab’s Jay Keasling showing how E. coli can be used to create biofuels. Cleantechnica, the Examiner, and other outlets ran similar stories.

http://www.ecoseed.org/technology-article-list/article/2-technology/11987-engineered-e-coli-transforms-switchgrass-to-fuels

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2011/2011-12-01-091.html

http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/29/e-coli-bacteria-what-doesnt-kill-us-makes-us-biofuel/

http://www.examiner.com/science-in-south-bend/bacteria-devour-switchgrass-producing-gas-diesel-jet-fuels


A Dec. 2 KQED story on the recent high winds quoted the Lab’s Norm Miller.

http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2011/12/01/santa-ana-wind-season-may-be-stretched-by-climate-change/


A Dec. 2 MSNBC.com story looked at work by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/02/9168255-arsenic-life-debate-still-percolates


A Nov. 29 New York Times story on greenhouse gas emissions touched on a recent study led by the Lab’s Margaret Torn. Ars Technica, KXTV Channel 10 in Sacramento, California Watch, and Resource Investing News also covered her work.

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/real-world-paths-to-climate-progress-in-california-and-beyond/

http://www.news10.net/news/article/165630/2/Journal-Calif-can-cut-greenhouse-emissions-by-80-percent

http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/report-offers-carbon-neutral-road-map-california-13786

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

http://resourceinvestingnews.com/27345-electric-vehicles-critical-to-the-reduction-of-greenhouse-gas.html


A Nov. 29 Fast Company story featured the Lab’s Blake Simmons in a discussion about JBEI.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1797794/blake-simmons-department-of-energy


A Nov. 28 segment on NPR’s All Things Considered featured work on smart windows and included the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz, Delia Milliron, and Howdy Goudey.

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/28/142848063/tenergy-saving-possibilities-of-smart-windows