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  • Students, campuses in state add saving water to college life

    Los Angeles Times

    California institutions have in many ways been in the vanguard of progressive policies to promote energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. Now, in the grip of a severe drought and facing mandatory water restrictions, the state's colleges are under intensified pressure to reduce consumption and ramp up other conservation measures.

  • Everything I thought I knew about water in California is wrong

    Grist

    Doug Parker, director of the University of California Institute for Water Resources, helps explain California agriculture's water use.

  • Lessons from the fields

    Slate

    Pioneering UC research connects the dots between health and exposure to agricultural chemicals.

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  • Green Monster helps kids eat healthier

    UC Cooperative Extension nutrition educator Marc Sanchez, aka the 'Green Monster,' is helping elementary school kids overcome one of their perennial fears: eating their vegetables.

  • UC Davis student chefs compete

    UC Davis student chefs vie to put their dishes on the menu of UC Davis dining halls. It's among campus efforts to help students prepare to cook nutritious meals when they move out of residence halls.

  • Sugar hidden in plain sight

    UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how the new Nutrition Facts label will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.

  • How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?

    Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.

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  • Where man and nature collide

    The Road Ecology Center tracks the unfortunate end for many animals and birds on California's roads. The center's California Roadkill Observation System produces an interactive map of roadkill around the state.

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