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April 29, 2006

College volunteers pitch in for Habitat for Humanity

The College of Natural Resources was delighted to organize a recent volunteer effort with Habitat for Humanity East Bay on April 29. The building site was located in Livermore, with an area of about twelve homes, several of which were already completed and inhabited by families.

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April 26, 2006

Peluso Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Nancy Lee Peluso, CNR professor of Society and Environment, and program director of the Berkeley Workshop in Environmental Politics at the Institute for International Studies, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2006-07. Peluso was one of 187 Guggenheim fellows selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

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April 20, 2006

Energy Symposium: The "Rosenfeld Effect"

Eleven eminent scientists will speak on Friday, April 28 on topical energy issues at this day-long symposium honoring their colleague, California Energy Commissioner, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus, and energy efficiency pioneer Arthur H. Rosenfeld, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Rosenfeld has also just received the prestigious Enrico Fermi Award (press release here).

This event will be webcast live

Sessions of The "Rosenfeld Effect" Energy Symposium will discuss the role of increased energy efficiency in California, in China, and on a global scale; the intersection of energy and safe drinking water in the developing world; the twin challenges of mitigating climate change and sustaining orderly markets in fluid fuels; how to turn good science into good politics; and defining, predicting, and coping with global warming.

View the full program.

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 28
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley

This event has reached full capacity. However, it will be webcast live at http://webcast.berkeley.edu/events/details.php?webcastid=15730

Contact Adrienne Hink with questions.


April 19, 2006

FAQ on Forest Carbon

There’s progress on the climate front. Suddenly the U.S. is waking to the reality of climate change as glaciers melt and seasons become more extreme. For California, predictions of declining snow packs and drier summers mean threats to urban water supplies and higher risk of wildfire. Across the country, states are taking the initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Frequent questions arise about the California Climate Action Registry and its Forest Protocols. Forest landowners are starting to learn more and examine how the Registry might benefit them. Some misconceptions have developed, thus a brief overview helps in understanding how the protocols work and the potential they offer to landowners, forests and the global environment.

Read the FAQ developed by visiting CNR faculty member Andrea Tuttle, former director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection:

http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/forms/pdf/forest_carbon_faq.pdf

April 13, 2006

2006 CNR Awards

Dean Paul Ludden and the College of Natural Resources are very happy to announce the awardees for this year's CNR Citation, Young Faculty/CE Specialist, and Staff Recognition Awards.

Congratulations to:

  • Bob Heald, winner of the 2006 CNR Citation
  • Max Moritz, winner of the 2006 Young Faculty/CE Specialist Award
  • Nancy Schimmelman and Brian McClendon, winners of the 2006 CNR Staff Recognition Award!

Please join us at the annual CNR Awards Ceremony which will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 3-5pm at the Alumni House. If you will attend, please RSVP to geralyn@nature.berkeley.edu.

The selection committees would like to thank you for all of the nominations received. With so many great nominations, the selection process was difficult!

A special thanks to committee chairs: Barbara Allen-Diaz, Peter Quail, and Gail Vawter; and committee members: Kathryn Baldwin, Len Bjeldanes, Inez Fung, Cici Hyde, Maggi Kelly, Monica Lin, Sandy Purcell, Steve Ruzin, Robin Scott, Dave Sunding, Chris Vulpe, Steve Welter, and Alix Zwane.

April 7, 2006

Hot Spots in California's Forests

Politics, Fires, Carbon and Conversions

Everyone loves forests, but have we loved them too much? Public misconceptions threaten forest health and ownership, while climate change is the gorilla in the corner. Can political stalemates be unlocked? Are policy changes possible?

A seminar by Andrea Tuttle, visiting CNR faculty member and former director of California's Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection

Weds April 12, 4 p.m. -- 103 Mulford

Selling Out or Buying In?

By Dara O'Rourke | April 5, 2006

A U D I O
Listen to "Tom's of Wall Street" on KQED's Perspectives

FIRST MY socially responsible ice cream. Then my local, earth-conscious juice. Then my hip, alternative, throwback sneakers. Then my daughter's organic yogurt. Then my wife's animal-friendly cosmetics. Now it's the one toothpaste I believed in . . . if it makes any sense to believe in a toothpaste.

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