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12/10/2014

Students for ESD-Led Global Food Initiative

As part of the UC Global Food Initiative—a research project headed by ESD’s Geochemistry Department Head Peter Nico—three graduate students have been selected to receive $2,500 research fellowships.

12/09/2014

Holm in KQED’s Clue into Climate Series

The work of ESD’s Jennifer Holm has recently been included within a new addition to the KQED iBooks Textbooks collection, entitled Clue into Climate, a four-part series on climate change.

ESD at AGU Fall Meeting 2014

Berkeley Lab’s Earth Sciences Division (ESD) will have a strong presence at this year’s AGU Fall Meeting, starting next week in San Francisco (December 15–19, 2014) at the Moscone Center.

12/03/2014

ESD Explores Perils of Permafrost

A KQED Science’s Deep Look article and video describes how Berkeley Lab ESD scientists are developing new geophysical approaches to investigating the Arctic subsurface and its impact on the future of Earth’s climate.

Methyl Ketones: From Fragrances to Biofuels

Harry Beller recently led the refinement of an engineered strain of E. coli that can convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones, a promising source of clean, green, and renewable blending agents for diesel fuel.

12/02/2014

Archaeon Contributes to Subsurface Carbon Fixation

Alexander Probst and Jillian Banfield were part of a group of scientists that documented the ecology and physiology of a novel uncultivated archaeon that may be key to the subsurface carbon cycle.

Faybishenko Book on Chernobyl Published

ESD’s Boris Faybishenko recently received word that Groundwater Vulnerability: The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, for which he was a writer and lead editor, has been published and distributed worldwide by Wiley.

11/26/2014

Collins Named 2014 AAAS Fellow

ESD Climate Sciences Head Bill Collins was one of 401 Fellows for 2014 elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS honored these scientists for their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. Collins was specifically recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of climate science...

11/20/2014

Singer Works with Cyclotron Road Innovator

Cyclotron Road innovator Deepak Dugar will be working with Steve Singer toward developing the next generation of biocatalysts and processes for converting renewable feedstocks into chemicals and fuels at a competitive price.

11/17/2014

Microbes, Atmosphere in Climate Models

ESD climate scientists Jinyun Tang and Bill Riley have developed a climate model that quantifies interactions between soil microbes and their surroundings.