Mountain lion sighted near UC Berkeley campus

A mountain lion was sighted south of the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday at a campus-owned apartment complex. The unverified sighting occurred at about 10:14 p.m Tuesday at the Smyth-Fernwald apartment complex — near the Clark Kerr campus — when the mountain lion was spotted on top of a dumpster, according
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Berkeley lab postpones announcement for second campus

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced in a press release Tuesday that it has pushed back its decision on the location for their second campus to early 2012. The lab received more than 20 responses when it initially opened the search for a site earlier this year, which they narrowed down
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Study looks into benefits of reflective roofs

Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are investigating how reflective roofs can save on electric bills and send solar radiation back into space. Lab researchers are measuring how white, reflective roofs can save money on an individual level by studying whether they reduce a building’s air conditioning costs. On
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Study cooks up ideas for stove efficiency

The simple task of boiling water can take a Haitian almost 40 minutes using traditional charcoal stoves, during which they are exposed to levels of air pollution that can effectively shorten the average life by 6.6 years. However, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working to improve the efficiency
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