Drought

Solar, water research proposals receive UC grants

Awards totaling an anticipated $5 million will fuel intercampus research into a sustainable future for the state and nation.
Thanksgiving foods

12 things you didn't know about holiday foods

To highlight the UC Global Food Initiative, here is a sampling of holiday-themed UC food research from each campus.
Long Valley Dam (Stephen Volpin photo)

Fish survival depends on these dams

New tool identifies almost 200 dams — including some of California's largest — as having flows that may be too low to sustain healthy fish populations.

Students battle for sustainability supremacy

The 2014 Water Battle — to see which residence hall can save the most water, by making just a few simple changes — runs from Oct. 1-31.
trees in Sierra Nevada

Warmer climate means greener mountains, less water for Californians

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, caused by increased plant growth at higher elevations.
GPS station, Inyo Mountains

Surprising byproduct of West's severe drought

The western U.S. is rising — literally — as water dwindles away. Scientists are using GPS technology to track the uplift from massive loss of water, estimated at 62 trillion gallons.
Chelsea Arnold

Drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought

Weather-related changes threaten key natural regulator of the region's water flow.
Irrigation in Stanislaus County

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

Researchers reveal state is overextended and is using complicated and outdated water policies.

State of the lake: high (tech) and dry at Tahoe

Drought, climate change and other natural and human factors are driving changes at Lake Tahoe.

Drought and humans combine for dangerous fire season

Ten major wildfires are blazing in California; several more are burning in Oregon and Washington.

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