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04/19/2011

ESD's Terry Hazen Reflects on Gulf Oil Spill

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It’s been nearly a year since a deep-sea oil rig exploded, spewing million of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. After months of research, a microbial ecologist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory says a previously unknown microbe was instrumental in the cleanup. “They can sense the oil and move toward it,” said Berkeley Lab researcher Terry Hazen. “So they’re little oil-seeking missiles, sort of.”

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http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/study-finds-solar-panels-increase-home-values/?partner=rss&emc=rss

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/21/BUJ61J4J4K.DTL

http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2011/04/22/report-solar-panels-boost-home-prices/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/21/idUS106082976720110421

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-21/california-s-solar-powered-homes-draw-17-000-premium-lawrence-lab-says.html

An April 21 Marketplace story on public radio quoted David Fridley in a story on reducing the reliance on oil.

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/21/pm-biotech-firm-looks-to-clean-oil-out-of-laundry-detergent/

An April 21 Guardian story of a report on green companies quoted the Lab’s Jonathan Koomey.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/21/apple-least-green-tech-company

An April 20 Associated Press story noted the results of a recent Inspector General’s report on the hiring practices of Lab subcontractors.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=13422601

An April 19 EE Times story featured work on plasmonics led by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and postdoc Prashant Jain. The Daily Cal also covered their work.

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4215240/Quantum-dots-enable-plasmonic-semiconductors

http://www.dailycal.org/article/112884/scientists_make_advancements_in_field_of_plasmonic

An April 19 Daily Breeze story on third hand smoke quoted the Lab’s Hugo Destaillats.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifeandculture/ci_17885078

An April 19 National Geographic story on the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill quoted the Lab’s Terry Hazen. Hazen’s work was also cited on MSNBC, KGO-TV, and in The Washington Post.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110420-gulf-oil-spill-anniversary-plumes-dispersants-science-nation/

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/10/6448229-one-year-after-spill-wheres-the-oil

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/a_year_after_bp_oil_spill_fate_of_gulf_ecosystem_remains_murky/2011/04/15/AFH3FEwD_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8076234