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10 posts from July 2010


ESD/UC Student Wins Fellowship

Source: UC Newsroom Stacy Jackson is one of 3 UC students awarded the 2010 Switzer Fellowship, given to outstanding environmental scholars who are pursuing a graduate degree in a variety of ecological disciplines. Stacy works in our Climate Sciences Department. Read More » 


UC Lends Expertise in Gulf Oil Crisis

Government agencies have tapped UC researchers to serve on investigative panels that are uncovering knowledge that could improve spill response. ESD's Curt Oldenburg is a member of the government's Flow Rate Technical Group. Read More » 


Getting Down With CO2

Source: Symmetry Magazine By: Paul Preuss ESD scientists discuss the DUSEL CO2 project at the proposed Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory, which will host research in physics and a wide range of other fields. Read More » 


Inez Fung Joins Academia Sinica

Inez Fung of the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division has been elected as an academician to Taiwan’s Academia Sinica. Fung conducts research on atmospheric science, climate change, and the global carbon cycle. Academia Sinica was founded in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in sciences and humanities. Congratulations Inez!!


No rest for a not-so-weary wireline truck

After spending months in the shop, the newly refurbished high temperature wireline truck arrived at LBNL on July 15, only to be deployed on July 25. The wireline will be used to deploy borehole instrumentation in geothermal exploration and production wells to measure microearthquake signals, active seismic sources and other...


OMEGA for Biofuels, Wastewater Treatment, and Carbon Sequestration

Who: Jonathan Trent, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center What: Download the pdf file Where: Building 66 Auditorium When: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, July 22, 2010 Website: NASA Omega website The Talk: The ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico combined with the more gradual disaster of climate change...


Indonesia ' s Mud Volcano Flows On

Source: Los Angeles Times By: John M. Glionna Evidence from a team of independent U.S. and British geologists — including ESD's Michael Manga — suggests that the mud volcano... was man-made, the result of a 2006 drilling accident at a nearby gas exploration site. Read More »


Preston Jordon Studies the Ground

Source: Berkeley News Center Along with other geologists and engineers, Preston Jordan is ensuring that the Lab site continues to become safer and safer over time. Read more »

Nigel Quinn Selected as IEMSs Fellow

Source: LBNL TABL Nigel Quinn has been selected as a Fellow of the International Environmental Modeling and Software Society. He will be inducted at the society's annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada in July. Read more »


How Microbes Defend and Define Us

Source: The New York Times By: Carl Zimmer Janet Jansson co-authored a research paper with Dr. Alexander Khoruts who recently used bacteriotherapy to cure a patient suffering from a vicious gut infection of Clostridium difficile. Read More »