Friday, June 3, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 29, 2016

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. 
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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.