Alameda Times Star: Berkeley lab cites sea levels as concern for possible Alameda campus, September 22, 2011


The projected rise in sea levels over the coming decades due to climate change has prompted officials with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to express concern that locating a second campus at Alameda Point could make it vulnerable to flooding. Alameda officials, however, say they are confident the site they offer will be safe.

The cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Richmond, as well as Golden Gate Fields -- which spans Berkeley and Albany -- are all under consideration for the new campus.

The site that will eventually be chosen, Berkeley lab officials say, must be within a 25-minute commute from their man campus above the University of California, have enough land for future growth and be accessible by public transportation.