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News Briefs: April 25, 2008

April 25, 2008- 
  Lab participates in local Earth Day event Lab employees took part last week in the Earth Day Fair, sponsored by the City of Livermore Beautification Committee & Water Resources Division and the Livermore Area Recreation & Park District at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Jennifer Doman, team leader of the Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) Pollution Prevention...

News Briefs: April 25, 2008

April 25, 2008- 
  Lab participates in local Earth Day event Lab employees took part last week in the Earth Day Fair, sponsored by the City of Livermore Beautification Committee & Water Resources Division and the Livermore Area Recreation & Park District at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Jennifer Doman, team leader of the Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) Pollution Prevention...

News Briefs: April 25, 2008

April 25, 2008- 
  Lab participates in local Earth Day event Lab employees took part last week in the Earth Day Fair, sponsored by the City of Livermore Beautification Committee & Water Resources Division and the Livermore Area Recreation & Park District at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Jennifer Doman, team leader of the Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) Pollution Prevention...

Photovoltaic systems lighten Lab's energy load

April 25, 2008- 
Some of the most environmentally friendly and sound energy systems invented are the photovoltaics (solar panels). These systems can be found in isolated spots as well as large cities, and currently are operating at several locations at the Lab’s main site. Just take a walk near the Discovery Center near the East Gate. You will see three versions of a photovoltaic system: a "building...

Photovoltaic systems lighten Lab's energy load

April 25, 2008- 
Some of the most environmentally friendly and sound energy systems invented are the photovoltaics (solar panels). These systems can be found in isolated spots as well as large cities, and currently are operating at several locations at the Lab’s main site. Just take a walk near the Discovery Center near the East Gate. You will see three versions of a photovoltaic system: a "building...

Rumor... or Fact? April 25, 2008 edition

April 25, 2008- 
Printer-friendly Editor's note: Following the transition to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, and in the wake of Workforce Restructuring initiatives, rumors and misinformation have been circulating. This space addresses those rumors. Rumor: The Laboratory is going to shut down in September and furlough its employees in an effort to save money. Fact: This is not true....

Lab maintains close ties to Keep California Beautiful

April 18, 2008- 
How can residents of California help preserve the beauty of the state? A non-profit, volunteer-based environmental education organization can answer that question. "Keep California Beautiful" (KCB), chartered in 1990, is dedicated to inspiring and engaging individual, community and corporate responsibility and pride through active resource conservation and waste minimization. For...

Lab maintains close ties to Keep California Beautiful

April 18, 2008- 
How can residents of California help preserve the beauty of the state? A non-profit, volunteer-based environmental education organization can answer that question. "Keep California Beautiful" (KCB), chartered in 1990, is dedicated to inspiring and engaging individual, community and corporate responsibility and pride through active resource conservation and waste minimization. For...

Lab maintains close ties to Keep California Beautiful

April 18, 2008- 
How can residents of California help preserve the beauty of the state? A non-profit, volunteer-based environmental education organization can answer that question. "Keep California Beautiful" (KCB), chartered in 1990, is dedicated to inspiring and engaging individual, community and corporate responsibility and pride through active resource conservation and waste minimization. For...

Protected white-tailed kites build three nests at main site

April 18, 2008- 
White-tailed kites ( Elanus leucurus ), a protected raptor species, have built nests at three locations at the Laboratory. The nests are in trees near the laser corporation yard along the northern boundary of the site, the Arroyo Las Positas near Bldg. 696 and the storage yard near Trailer 6199C. Anyone planning programmatic activity within 250 meters of the nests should contact Laura...

Protected white-tailed kites build three nests at main site

April 18, 2008- 
White-tailed kites ( Elanus leucurus ), a protected raptor species, have built nests at three locations at the Laboratory. The nests are in trees near the laser corporation yard along the northern boundary of the site, the Arroyo Las Positas near Bldg. 696 and the storage yard near Trailer 6199C. Anyone planning programmatic activity within 250 meters of the nests should contact Laura...

Miller announces next step in workforce restructuring

April 18, 2008- 
Emphasizing that it is a "difficult decision, but the right decision," Director George Miller outlined the Lab’s approved Involuntary Separation Program Thursday during meetings for employees and managers. Earlier this week, the Department of Energy approved the Lab’s Involuntary Separation Program (ISP) as part of its 3161 Workforce Restructuring Program. The ISP will reduce up to 535...

Miller announces next step in workforce restructuring

April 18, 2008- 
Emphasizing that it is a "difficult decision, but the right decision," Director George Miller outlined the Lab’s approved Involuntary Separation Program Thursday during meetings for employees and managers. Earlier this week, the Department of Energy approved the Lab’s Involuntary Separation Program (ISP) as part of its 3161 Workforce Restructuring Program. The ISP will reduce up to 535...

Postdoc offers new model for molecular dynamics theory

April 18, 2008- 
A Lab postdoc has come up with a complete theory to model how force can assist a molecule to change from one configuration to another. To date, two well-known but very different theories have been used to model this procedure, which has caused some debate as to which theory should be used. However, Raymond Friddle, of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division of the Chemistry,...

Postdoc offers new model for molecular dynamics theory

April 18, 2008- 
A Lab postdoc has come up with a complete theory to model how force can assist a molecule to change from one configuration to another. To date, two well-known but very different theories have been used to model this procedure, which has caused some debate as to which theory should be used. However, Raymond Friddle, of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division of the Chemistry,...

Diamond-petaled California poppy flourishes at Site 300

April 18, 2008- 
Thought to be extinct for about 40 years, a rare plant has been anything but scarce this spring — at least in one location, Site 300. The diamond-petaled California poppy was believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1992 in the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County by a botanist from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Five years later, in 1997, botanical surveys conducted to...

Diamond-petaled California poppy flourishes at Site 300

April 18, 2008- 
Thought to be extinct for about 40 years, a rare plant has been anything but scarce this spring — at least in one location, Site 300. The diamond-petaled California poppy was believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1992 in the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County by a botanist from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Five years later, in 1997, botanical surveys conducted to...

TRED's enduring safety traction garners national awards

April 18, 2008- 
Technology Resources Engineering Division (TRED) recently received two national safety awards after surpassing one million work hours and 12 months without a lost workday injury or illness. The division's employees routinely work with a wide range of hazardous materials and operations in support of the Laboratory's research programs and infrastructure maintenance. The 400-plus member...

TRED's enduring safety traction garners national awards

April 18, 2008- 
Technology Resources Engineering Division (TRED) recently received two national safety awards after surpassing one million work hours and 12 months without a lost workday injury or illness. The division's employees routinely work with a wide range of hazardous materials and operations in support of the Laboratory's research programs and infrastructure maintenance. The 400-plus member...

TRED's enduring safety traction garners national awards

April 18, 2008- 
Technology Resources Engineering Division (TRED) recently received two national safety awards after surpassing one million work hours and 12 months without a lost workday injury or illness. The division's employees routinely work with a wide range of hazardous materials and operations in support of the Laboratory's research programs and infrastructure maintenance. The 400-plus member...