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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab researchers receive $11.6 million in Department of Energy funding

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 11:43
September 14, 2022

The award will support research to develop biofuel and bioproducts from photosynthetic micro-alga.

Mega-eruptions linked to most mass extinctions over past 500 million years

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:00
Mass extinction events correlate with mega-eruptions, suggesting that these volcanic outpourings of gas and lava are the main cause of mass die-offs throughout Earth's history
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California Oak Symposium set for Oct. 31–Nov. 3

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 10:40
Landscape of grassy hills and oak trees September 12, 2022

The four-day event, co-chaired by ESPM Cooperative Extension specialist Bill Tietje, will cover climate change, wildlife ecology, oak restoration, oak pests and diseases, fire ecology, and ranch management and generational transfer. 

What drives government investment in clean energy innovation?

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 09:23
A new study finds that international cooperation and competition are the strongest drivers of funding for clean energy research and development, a necessary step in achieving global climate goals
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New study examines drivers of government investment in energy innovation

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 08:03
A series of wind turbines line a coast. September 12, 2022

New forms of international cooperation and technology competition with China are the main drivers of public investment in clean energy innovation, though it remains insufficient to help meet climate goals.

Mosquito Fire impacting Blodgett Forest Research Station

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 09/09/2022 - 16:49
A sign at the entrance of Blodgett Forest Research Station. September 09, 2022

The Mosquito Fire, which is currently burning in Placer and El Dorado counties, crossed into the northern portion of the property early Friday. Blodgett Forest personnel are safe and structure protection remains a focus for fire crews on the ground.

Berkeley Talks: Activist Pua Case on the movement to protect Mauna Kea

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:55
The Native Hawaiian activist and caretaker discusses the movement to protect Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world
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Two New Job Postings for IB!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 17:59
Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Learn more here.

Position Overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

APPLICATION WINDOW: Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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Two New Job Postings for IB!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 17:59
Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Learn more here.

Position Overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

APPLICATION WINDOW: Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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How to Save a Forest by Burning It

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 14:13
A driptorch is pictured in front of a controlled burn in Blodgett Forest. September 08, 2022

The New York Times recently accompanied Robert York, professor of cooperative extension and co-director of Berkeley Forests, as he guided wildfire researchers from UC Irvine through a prescribed burn at Blodgett Forest.

Wildfire poses greater threat to cannabis than other California crops

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 10:25
A new study finds that the lucrative commercial crop may be at a higher risk of loss from wildfire because it is mostly grown in rural areas
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Wildfire poses greater threat to cannabis than other California crops

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 16:50
Outdoor farm grown cannabis September 07, 2022

A study by ESPM researchers shows that the lucrative commercial crop is at high risk of loss from wildfire to do primarily rural growing areas.

Congratulations to all our recent graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:51

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Read more about all the incredible PhD and MAs that have been produced in the last year and where everyone is off to next.

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Congratulations to all our recent graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:51

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Read more about all the incredible PhD and MAs that have been produced in the last year and where everyone is off to next.

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Heald receives ASCB Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:14

Rebecca HealdProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Rebecca Heald received the Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). This award is bestowed by the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) to any later-stage career scientist with outstanding scientific achievements and a record of active leadership in mentoring women and individuals from underrepresented groups. Read more...

Social cost of carbon more than triple the federal estimate, study finds

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 12:00
Illustration of factory emitting fumes, titled CO2 in illustration. September 01, 2022

The higher estimate indicates that the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions are much greater than had previously been believed.

Webb Telescope images Jupiter-like planet 350 light years away

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 10:33
UC Berkeley astronomers and a team of exoplanet researchers test the capabilities of the new James Webb Space Telescope and capture photo of a newly formed planet
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Social cost of carbon is more than triple the federal estimate

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 08:00
A new study finds that the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions are much greater than previously believed
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Biofuels Technology Club

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 17:01
We are Biofuels Technology Club (BTC): a student group seeking to create a sustainable loop on campus through converting waste cooking oil from the dining halls into biodiesel for use in campus vehicles. What began as a classroom project in September 2014 has grown into a 50-gallon-scale pilot plant located in the Richmond Field Station. […]
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In memoriam | Aurora Trapane

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 14:03

By Donald Rio
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology