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6 posts from April 2009


ESD Director Don DePaolo will lead the Energy Research Frontier Center, Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, to study carbon dioxide storage deep underground.

“This new award will give our team of investigators an opportunity to probe the fundamental chemical, physical, and biological processes that control the movement of carbon dioxide fluids in the earth,” said DePaolo, who is also a professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California at Berkeley....


Field-Scale to Molecular-Scale Modeling of Arsenic in Bengal Groundwater

Who: Dr. Laurent Charlet, Earth and Planetary Science Department (LGIT-OSUG), Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble I in France What: Download the flyer (pdf) Where: Building 66 Auditorium When: 10:30 am to 12 pm, April 24, 2009 Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series Video Replay More Information Laurent Charlet is a...


California at the Tipping Point

Source: KQED The 30-minute television special, "California at the Tipping Point", will air at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 14 on KQED 9 and KQED Comcast 709HD. The special features Bill Collins, Berkeley Lab's climate modeling expert. Read more »


Sewage Spills Increasing

Source: KQED Decrepit pipes, lack of money and the growing severity of storms could all add up to a disaster of septic proportions. ESD's Norm Miller is quoted in the story. Read more »


McCallen to Coordinate Nuclear Power Research

Source: TABL David McCallen has agreed to serve as the Laboratory’s primary coordinator for activity related to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department if Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy, and other related agencies and offices. McCallen will work across divisions and bring Berkeley Lab's resources in physics, engineering,...


ESD Organizational Changes

There are several key additions and changes to organization as follows: As of April 1, 2009, Greg Newman will take over from Jim Berryman as the Department Head for the Earth Sciences Division's Geophysics Department. Jim has done an excellent job over the past three-plus years and we thank him...