Friday, January 20, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Jan. 14-20, 2017

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 Jan. 20 Daily Cal story noted a $5 million donation from Jim and Marilyn Simons to help research efforts and create the Lab’s inaugural endowed chair. The story, based on a Lab news release, quoted Ivy Clift and mentioned inaugural chair holder, Jiang Lin. The Sing Tao Daily also ran a story on the donation.

A Jan. 20 PV Magazine story looked at a new report by Galen Barbose on the impacts of distributed solar.

On Jan. 19 ran a Q&A with the Lab’s Michael Wehner on the effects of rising temperatures.

A Jan. 19 Epoch Times story on the cost and benefits of renewable energy quoted Andrew Mills.

A Jan. 19 Eurasia Review story on China’s efforts to fight smog quoted David Fridley.

A Jan. 18 Forbes story looked at new work led by Marc Fischer and Seongeun Jeong showing higher-than-expected levels of methane in the Bay Area. The Daily Cal,, and others also covered their findings, first appearing in a Lab news release.

A Jan. 18 KQED story on the Aliso Canyon gas storage field noted Lab involvement in helping to understand the risk to existing wells.

A Jan. 18 UC News story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work on e-cigarettes led by Lara Gundel, Hugo Destaillats and Marion Russell.

A Jan. 14 Wired story on dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.