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Berkeley Lab’s Peter Fiske Shares Vision for Creating Sustainable Water Systems in Piece Authored for R&D Magazine

In California a whopping 19 percent of the total electrical demand is used in some way to move or treat water. Peter Fiske, director of the Lab’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute wrote a piece published in R&D Magazine on opportunities for science and technology in creating sustainable water systems, including a look at water-energy research at…

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How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution

This Q and A article appeared first on the Berkeley Lab News Center. Previously, the work of the Watershed Function SFA Research team was featured during a podcast for News Deeply. You can hear Bhavna Arora talk about her research here.   One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking.…

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Bill Gates’ $1 Billion Clean Energy Fund Invests in Geothermal Company Hosted By EESA

Bill Gates’ $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Ventures is investing in a host of startups developing technology that confront climate change. Among the first selected was Fervo Energy, a company hosted by EESA that is applying fracking techniques to the geothermal industry in the hope of converting far more of the planet’s latent heat into a source of…

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TOUGH Symposium Underway October 8-10

A symposium on the applications and enhancements of the popular TOUGH flow-simulation computer programs is underway Monday, October 8, through Wednesday, October 10, in the Building 66 Auditorium. Hosted by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, the ninth triennial TOUGH symposium brings together users of the TOUGH codes for the simulation of multiphase fluid and…

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CSU East Bay and Berkeley Lab Collaborate on New Graduate Intern Program

  A Berkeley Lab internship program for Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB) graduate students has initiated a new type of collaboration between the two institutions, building on the strengths of their respective scientific programs and bringing talented master’s-level students from the most diverse university in California to work on research projects at Berkeley Lab.…

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EESA Climate Experts Show Methane’s Effects on Sunlight Vary by Region

Scientists investigating how human-induced increases in atmospheric methane also increase the amount of solar energy absorbed by that gas in our climate system have discovered that this absorption is 10 times stronger over desert regions such as the Sahara Desert and Arabian Peninsula than elsewhere on Earth, and nearly three times more powerful in the…

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Tackling Indivisible Challenges in Watershed Science through Radical Collaboration

The Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Watershed Function project led the first “Watershed Science Collaboration Workshop” during Sept 23-25, 2018 in Crested Butte, CO. Over 100 leading scientists from around the globe joined to identify and discuss crosscutting watershed frontier research challenges. Attendees included microbial and plant ecologists, hydrologists, geochemists, geologists, geophysicists, remote and snow sensing…

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Berkeley Lab, BIDS Take on Big Data

The world is currently generating data at a break-neck pace — about 2.5 quintillion bytes per day — and this trend is only accelerating. To make sense of this torrent of information, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) has built an ecosystem of researchers to advance data-analytic methods and inquiry, develop and expand software and analytics tools, and share…

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