Today at Berkeley Lab

Sierra Snowpack Could Drop Significantly by End of Century

A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study by Berkeley Lab that analyzed the headwater regions of California’s 10 major reservoirs, representing nearly half of the state’s surface storage, found on average a 79 percent drop in peak snowpack water volume by 2100. More>

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Employee Activity Association Budget Applications Due Dec. 14

Budget applications for FY19 are due this Friday for any existing or new Employee Activities Association clubs. The application packet should be sent as a PDF to [email protected] by Dec. 14. Those who have already submitted an application should forward it to [email protected]. Budgets must include only allowable items. Go here to see what is allowable.

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Personal Accountability Yields 95% Response; Thanks to Lab Staff

The Dec. 11 personnel accountability drill resulted in the best-ever response rate in an eight hour period, according to Lab Emergency Manager Tonya Petty. Following text, email, and phone prompts from the LabAlert system, almost 95 percent of the Lab population responded. The best way to receive LabAlert messages is by cell phone. If you have not already registered your cell phone, do so at go.lbl.gov/labalert.

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Learn About Kentucky at Friday Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch

Since the launch of the Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch, Lab employees have shared stories about their upbringings in and journeys from France, Poland, and India. On Friday, Dec. 14, Andrew Haddad, a postdoc in the Energy Technologies Area, will discuss his native state with a talk titled “A Kentucky Story: Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon, and Bats.” Bring your lunch and join us at noon in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130).

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