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Scientists Revisit the Cold Case of Cold Fusion

Scientists from the University of British Columbia, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google are...

Climate Scientists Partner with San Francisco to be Ready for Future Storms

The City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) is partnering with experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Silvestrum Climate Associates to assess how climate change may influence the intensity of atmospheric rivers and associated precipitation, and how those changes may impact San Francisco and its infrastructure.

‘Dark fiber’ lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have figured out a way to turn parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of “dark fiber,” unused fiber-optic cable, into a highly sensitive seismic activity sensor.

Assessing earthquake hazards

Images resulting from recent simulations at NERSC show the distribution of ground motion intensity across the San Francisco Bay Area region 10 seconds after...

Wind technology advancements continue to drive down wind energy prices

At an average of around 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are being driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions.

Berkeley Lab researchers devise system to monitor contaminant plumes

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Savannah River National Laboratory have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors.

Berkeley Lab-developed digital library is a ‘game-changer’ for environmental research

A digital tool developed by a collaboration of scientists led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will make it much easier to use high-quality observations collected over years to power computer models and examine and predict ecosystem and watershed behaviors.

USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer to access this new public dataset.
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World Water Day: Understanding effects of climate change on California watersheds

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are developing an advanced hydrologic model to study how climate change might affect California watersheds. The new collaborative study will improve the projection of water resources under a range of future scenarios.
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