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Perlmutter Wins 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics


Saul Perlmutter has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae. To read all the Nobel news about Perlmutter go here. »

What Will Happen to Soil Carbon as the Climate Changes?

Margaret Torn

Globally, soils store three times as much carbon as there is in the atmosphere or in living plants, but scientists don’t know what will happen to this carbon in response to climate change. An international group of scientists has proposed a new roadmap to soil carbon research, co-authored by Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn.  » 

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  • JBEI Overview Video

  • Darfur Stoves Project

  • Energy Genomics
    A DOE JGI Production

  • Why Cool Roofs?

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Studying the Future of Climate Change in Alaska


Scientists from Berkeley Lab and several other DOE national laboratories traveled to two small Alaskan towns to observe Earth at a crossroads. They are developing The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiment, a multidisciplinary effort to answer one of the most urgent questions facing researchers today: How will a changing climate affect the Arctic, and how will this in turn affect Earth's climate?  »