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A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

Fracking Study Urges Greater Oversight To Determine Health, Environmental Risks

California has yet to get a handle on potential health and environmental risks from the state’s fracking boom, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.

07/09/2015

(photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small Earthquakes

It’s the single largest power-generating operation of its kind on the planet and is an important part of California’s green energy portfolio. But hardly anyone in the Bay Area knows what it is or where it is.

06/16/2015

Earth

Bay Area Scientists Find First Direct Evidence Of Human Activity Affecting Climate Change

A team of scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claim they have the first direct evidence of human activity affecting climate change.

02/26/2015

Refinery at Sunrise

Berkeley Lab Finds California On Track To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions To 1990 Levels In Five Years

California appears to be on track to reduce carbon emissions down to levels not seen in more than two decades, according to a new analysis from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

01/23/2015

Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Furloughs Possible At Lawrence Livermore Lab If Shutdown Continues

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.

10/14/2013

Richmond Computer Technician Convicted Of Downloading Child Porn

A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory employee was convicted on Thursday of possessing child pornography, according to federal prosecutors.

09/22/2013

Police block the 5800 block of Emeryville because of a bomb threat, February 6, 2013. (CBS)

Bomb Threat At Emeryville Building Housing UC Berkeley Lab Prompts Evacuations

Two buildings have been evacuated Wednesday morning as police and fire crews investigate a bomb threat to a University of California at Berkeley-affiliated office in Emeryville.

02/06/2013

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-Berkeley Lab Director Resigns As Energy Secretary, Defends Loans

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced his resignation Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

02/01/2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

UC Selects Richmond Site For New Berkeley Lab’s Campus

The University of California announced Monday that it has chosen a site in Richmond as the preferred home for a second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which the university manages.

01/23/2012

UC Berkeley

UC Delays Decision On Second Berkeley Lab Campus

he University of California announced Tuesday that it is delaying until early next year its decision on where to locate a second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which the university manages.

11/22/2011

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