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10/21/2014

Reducing Uranium in a Contaminated Aquifer

Website Teaser: Ken Williams and Phil Long were part of a team that recently compared two types of organic-rich sediments to better understand uranium release mechanisms at contaminated sites.

Bioimmobilization of Cr in Contaminated Aquifers

ESD’s Harry Beller, Peter Nico, and colleagues studied chromate bioremediation and found that the bulk redox status and biogeochemical regime do not necessarily control the final product of Cr(VI) reduction.

09/24/2014

Tom Daley Announced as New ESD Geophysics Department Head

I am pleased to announce that Tom Daley will be the new Geophysics Department Head, effective October 1, 2014.

09/22/2014

ASCEM: ESD Using HPC at Contaminated Sites

ESD’s contributions to ASCEM— which marks the first attempt “to use high-performance computing uncertainty quantification to identify key controls at a contaminated site” –was recently recognized in LANL’s Actinide Research Quarterly.

LBNL, ESD at National Lab Day

National Lab Day, explaining the role of U.S. National Labs to Congress, was held on September 16 in Washington. ESD contributed to a strong Berkeley Lab presence at this event, particularly with respect to climate and environmental issues.

09/16/2014

Apply for U.C. Global Food Initiative Grant

The U.C. Global Food Initiative, extensively supported by ESD environmental and climate programs within Berkeley Lab, is inviting applications for a student fellowship opportunity. Applications are due October 1, 2014.

09/15/2014

Andersen on Food Forward

ESD Ecology Department Head Gary Andersen appeared on the KQED production Food Forward SOS, shown this past Friday evening, September 12, to discuss the function and importance of microbial systems within topsoil.

09/12/2014

DSSS: Improving CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery with CO2-soluble Additives, with Possible Application to CO2 Sequestration

ESD welcomes Dr. Bob Enick (University of Pittsburgh), presenting "DSSS: Improving CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery with CO2-soluble Additives, with Possible Application to CO2 Sequestration" September 19 at 10:30am in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

09/11/2014

Complex Soil Systems: An Energetic Exchange

Eoin Brodie and Boris Faybishenko recently co-chaired the first Complex Soil Systems Conference in downtown Berkeley. This flagship conference, strove to develop “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems.”

09/08/2014

LBNL-ESD Key Player in Hydraulic Fracturing Study

ESD scientists contributed greatly to a recent CCST report reviewing well-stimulation technologies, including hydraulic fracturing, used in on-shore oil reservoirs in California—to be used to inform BLM’s oil and gas policies in the state.