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 time.
A June 3 Technology Review story on the true cost of solar quoted Andrew Mills.
A June 3 CounterPunch story on climate change and this year’s elections cited a recent Lab Science At the Theater conversation with Bill Collins. The UK Progressive ran a similar story citing Collins’ conversation.
A June 2 Reuters story on a synthetic human genome project, an effort co-authored by the Lab’s Adam Arkin, noted the Lab’s involvement. The new initiative was widely covered, including by Yahoo News, the New York Times and many others.
A June 2 NPR ‘Here and Now’ story included an interview with Nihar Shah on a recent study he led showing the effect of air-conditioners on climate. The Washington Post and numerous other news outlets also covered the report’s findings.
A June 2 Radio EcoShock podcast on record heat in India and Pakistan included an interview with Michael Wehner.
A June 1 CivilEats.com story highlighted work by Gary Andersen and a composting research project he is leading.
A June 1 Environmental Leader story noted the Lab’s effort to find solutions to California’s drought and quoted Peter Nico. The effort, first noted in a Lab news release and which includes a partnership with the California Almond Board, was also covered in the Hanford Sentinel and Porterville Record.
A May 31 Green Car Congress story highlighted research on next-generation lithium-ion batteries, work led by Gerbrand Ceder and publicized in a Lab news release. R&D.com and EnergyHarvestingJournal were some of the others covering his work.
A May 31 KQED Radio ‘Forum’ show included Horst Simon on the meeting of energy ministers in San Francisco this week. His segment begins at the 16:50 mark.
A May 30 Alaska Public Radio story on finding energy solutions for rural Alaska included the Lab’s Peter Larsen.
A May 30 Daily Cal story featured the DoseNet program, from a Lab news release, led by the Lab’s Kai Vetter and quoted Brian Plimley and Per Peterson.
A May 30 Scientific American story highlighted a study led by Alan Meier showing the energy consumption of roof racks, work first publicized via a Lab news release.