November 25, 2015
All eyes will be on Paris next week as the nations of the world come together to negotiate the future of the planet at the 2015 UN Climate Conference (COP-21), and California will be at the table.
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December 1, 2015
Smartphone batteries begin to lose steam after a lot of use and need to be recharged more often. Portobella mushrooms could be the solution to this problem, according to UC Riverside researchers.
November 30, 2015
A new UCLA study of vending machines suggests people will chose healthy options when they have the chance.
Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2015
An estimated 30 U.S. colleges and universities have formal interdisciplinary food studies programs that offer degrees or minors. New ones opened this fall at UC Berkeley, the University of the Pacific and Syracuse University.
- CRISPR inventor calls for pause in editing heritable genes
- Internships support new concentration in agroecology and sustainable food systems
- $20M grant funds amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research
- New organic plant breeding effort to produce novel varieties, train new breeders
- Food, ag and health summit to feature app hackathon
- UCLA–USC team to develop tech to predict kids' asthma attacks
- Locavore or vegetarian? What's the best way to reduce climate impact of food?
- A sweeter, more satisfying holiday dinner from UC scientists
- UC brings California’s climate change message to Paris
- Mars will lose its largest moon, but gain a ring
- Physician-farmer finds niche making cheese
- GMO food animals should be judged by product, not process, scientists say
- UCLA nanoscientists develop safer, faster way to remove pollutants from water
- UC scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes
- 24 UC researchers named AAAS fellows
- UC to dramatically boost California student enrollment
- Regents streamline UC Health oversight
- Board of Regents approves UC Merced expansion plan
- UC joins campuses across the country on White House Climate Pledge
- Faculty honored for contributions to UC initiatives
November 29, 2015
UC and the 28-member coalition will back early-stage technology to tackle global climate change.
November 25, 2015
Ratan Tata will advise the CIO on international policy, including investment opportunities and strategies in Asia and India.
November 24, 2015
The all-day competition will culminate in a fast-pitch event to be emceed by University of California President Janet Napolitano.
November 19, 2015
The plan will boost enrollment of in-state undergraduates by 10,000 over the next three years, including 5,000 freshmen and transfer students in 2016-17.
Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up by 2 degrees Celsius in 2050 and by 4 degrees in 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century. UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.
Renowned atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography explains how the state of California and the UC system together can lead the charge through the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and ‘bend the curve’ in global warming.
By revealing the complex science behind plant growth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers hope to replace food deserts — low-income urban areas that lack access to affordable, fresh food — with options to purchase local, sustainably produced vegetables at or below conventional market prices, grown using drastically less water and fertilizer than conventional agriculture. Read more
Since arriving at UC Berkeley to lecture at the Berkeley Food Institute, food journalist, author and former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman zig-zagged around California to meet UC experts involved in everything from climate change to restaurant labor rights. Now Bittman plans to stay a bit longer. But will he finally sneak in a Meyer lemon recipe?