Fracking Study Urges Greater Oversight To Determine Health, Environmental RisksCalifornia has yet to get a handle on potential health and environmental risks from the state's fracking boom, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.
Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small EarthquakesIt’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.
Bay Area Scientists Find First Direct Evidence Of Human Activity Affecting Climate ChangeA team of scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory claim they have the first direct evidence of human activity affecting climate change.
Berkeley Lab Finds California On Track To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions To 1990 Levels In Five YearsCalifornia 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.
Furloughs Possible At Lawrence Livermore Lab If Shutdown ContinuesThe 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.
Richmond Computer Technician Convicted Of Downloading Child PornA Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory employee was convicted on Thursday of possessing child pornography, according to federal prosecutors.
Bomb Threat At Emeryville Building Housing UC Berkeley Lab Prompts EvacuationsTwo 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.
Ex-Berkeley Lab Director Resigns As Energy Secretary, Defends LoansEnergy 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.
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.
UC Delays Decision On Second Berkeley Lab Campushe 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.
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Scientist Wins Nobel Prize In PhysicsSaul Perlmutter, head of the Supernova Cosmology Project at the University of California, Berkeley was awakened early Tuesday to learn he was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
New Biofuel Facility Opens In East BayThe research center is expected to help discover the next generation of biofuels.