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Plants may affect the effect of wildfires

May 1, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Rising temperatures may lead to more tinder-dry vegetation, but that doesn’t mean there will be a higher risk for wildfires in a particular area. It all depends on the type of vegetation in the area. A new study on the cover of the May issue of Ecological Monographs shows that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of...

Plants may affect the effect of wildfires

May 1, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Rising temperatures may lead to more tinder-dry vegetation, but that doesn’t mean there will be a higher risk for wildfires in a particular area. It all depends on the type of vegetation in the area. A new study on the cover of the May issue of Ecological Monographs shows that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of...

Plants may affect the effect of wildfires

May 1, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Rising temperatures may lead to more tinder-dry vegetation, but that doesn’t mean there will be a higher risk for wildfires in a particular area. It all depends on the type of vegetation in the area. A new study on the cover of the May issue of Ecological Monographs shows that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of...

Paul Ehlenbach named Laboratory Counsel

April 29, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced today that, after a national search, it has selected Paul J. Ehlenbach, a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in government contracts, corporate governance, litigation and compliance, to serve as the Laboratory's new general counsel. The announcement was made by LLNL Director George Miller. "Paul brings...

'Green' building dedicated on Earth Day

April 24, 2009- 
To commemorate Earth Day 2009, the Lab dedicated its first green facility, Bldg. 264, and installed a commemorative plaque in the building's entryway during a brief ceremony Wednesday. Bldg. 264, which currently provides office space for OB Facilities Management, ESH&Q and STIS, was recently certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Green Building Rating...

'Green' building dedicated on Earth Day

April 24, 2009- 
To commemorate Earth Day 2009, the Lab dedicated its first green facility, Bldg. 264, and installed a commemorative plaque in the building's entryway during a brief ceremony Wednesday. Bldg. 264, which currently provides office space for OB Facilities Management, ESH&Q and STIS, was recently certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Green Building Rating...

Averting asteroid danger with a nuclear nudge

April 24, 2009- 
As if there's not enough to worry about — the sinking economy, spiking unemployment and the likely consequences of climate change — add to this a remote possibility of an asteroid or comet with an unusual orbit crashing into the Earth.  It's a subject that LLNL research physicist David Dearborn takes very seriously. For Dearborn, the occurrence is probable though rare since only a few of...

Averting asteroid danger with a nuclear nudge

April 24, 2009- 
As if there's not enough to worry about — the sinking economy, spiking unemployment and the likely consequences of climate change — add to this a remote possibility of an asteroid or comet with an unusual orbit crashing into the Earth.  It's a subject that LLNL research physicist David Dearborn takes very seriously. For Dearborn, the occurrence is probable though rare since only a few of...

Bonanno inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

April 24, 2009- 
It's not easy for a woman to succeed in the field of laser physics. But Alameda County's Women's Hall of Fame is sure that the career of LLNL's Gina Bonanno is a successful one. This weekend, Bonanno will be inducted into the county's Women's Hall of Fame as the top nominee in the Science category. Bonanno has been a trailblazer at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) for the past nine...

Marking 30 years of atmospheric monitoring

April 24, 2009- 
The first call came in 1979 when an accident occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Penn. Employees at Livermore's National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) worked around the clock for the next two weeks to predict the levels and areas of radioactive contamination. Three decades later, NARAC is doing that and much more.  NARAC observed its 30th...

Marking 30 years of atmospheric monitoring

April 24, 2009- 
The first call came in 1979 when an accident occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Penn. Employees at Livermore's National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) worked around the clock for the next two weeks to predict the levels and areas of radioactive contamination. Three decades later, NARAC is doing that and much more.  NARAC observed its 30th...

Marking 30 years of atmospheric monitoring

April 24, 2009- 
The first call came in 1979 when an accident occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Penn. Employees at Livermore's National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) worked around the clock for the next two weeks to predict the levels and areas of radioactive contamination. Three decades later, NARAC is doing that and much more.  NARAC observed its 30th...

Marking 30 years of atmospheric monitoring

April 24, 2009- 
The first call came in 1979 when an accident occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Penn. Employees at Livermore's National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) worked around the clock for the next two weeks to predict the levels and areas of radioactive contamination. Three decades later, NARAC is doing that and much more.  NARAC observed its 30th...

National Ignition Campaign seminars underway

April 24, 2009- 
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a "national treasure" for the Laboratory and the world, in the view of LLNL scientist Jeff Atherton. Atherton, the Lab's National Ignition Campaign (NIC) director, delivered an hour-long presentation Wednesday, to kick off a five-week NIC seminar series in the Bldg. 123 main auditorium. "We are extremely excited to have the chance to work on this...

Emergency Survival Expo set for Saturday

April 24, 2009- 
The second annual Emergency Survival Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. The expo will provide a variety of information and products to help you and your family prepare for an emergency, including: free mini-preparedness seminars, health emergency and  pet safety information and free child...

Emergency Survival Expo set for Saturday

April 24, 2009- 
The second annual Emergency Survival Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. The expo will provide a variety of information and products to help you and your family prepare for an emergency, including: free mini-preparedness seminars, health emergency and  pet safety information and free child...

Emergency Survival Expo set for Saturday

April 24, 2009- 
The second annual Emergency Survival Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. The expo will provide a variety of information and products to help you and your family prepare for an emergency, including: free mini-preparedness seminars, health emergency and  pet safety information and free child...

News Briefs: April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009- 
Employer partnership with Army Reserve The Laboratory, along with three Bay Area cities, four companies and a community college, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Army Reserve’s, Northern California Employer Partnership Initiative.  Bill Bruner, director of Government and External Relations, represented LLNL at the signing ceremony Tuesday, at Camp Parks in...

News Briefs: April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009- 
Employer partnership with Army Reserve The Laboratory, along with three Bay Area cities, four companies and a community college, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Army Reserve’s, Northern California Employer Partnership Initiative.  Bill Bruner, director of Government and External Relations, represented LLNL at the signing ceremony Tuesday, at Camp Parks in...

News Briefs: April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009- 
Employer partnership with Army Reserve The Laboratory, along with three Bay Area cities, four companies and a community college, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Army Reserve’s, Northern California Employer Partnership Initiative.  Bill Bruner, director of Government and External Relations, represented LLNL at the signing ceremony Tuesday, at Camp Parks in...