The Benioff Ocean Initiative based at and led by UC Santa Barbara aims to research the root causes of pervasive ocean issues and use science to solve them.

Crowdsourcing sea change

Marc and Lynne Benioff's $10M gift establishes initiative at UC Santa Barbara to study and solve ocean issues.

Maize growing at a highland field site in Toluca, Mexico. UC Davis researchers are studying how maize adapted to different environments. The new knowledge could aid in breeding crops resistant to climate change.

Maize genetics may show how crops adapt to climate change

In addition to maize, the world needs many other crops able to adapt to new environments.

UC Davis Student Farm Director Mark Van Horn and some of his students last year, from left, Alexis Fujii, Mary Laurie and Abraham Cazares.

Student farming takes root

UC Davis Student Farm Director Mark Van Horn offers insights.

UCSF sugar spoon

UCSF reveals how sugar industry influenced national conversation on heart disease

Documents show how trade organizations deflected scientific attention from sucrose to saturated fat.

A group of UC Davis students is breeding a “jalapeño popper,” a cross between a bell pepper and a jalapeño pepper. Two members of the team, Randi Jimenez and Wengyuan Xiao, examine their crop at the Student Farm.

Students breeding a better organic popper pepper

UC Davis student-run project has become a model for other programs.

UC Riverside bacteria wild bees

Flowers critical link to bacteria transmission in wild bees

Research shows for the first time that multiple flower and wild bee species share several of the same types of bacteria.

Associate professor William Ristenpart talks with Sabrina Perell, community regional development major, and Kyle Phan, an undeclared major, about the taste of their brew during a UC Davis “Design of Coffee” class in 2015. UC Davis is now establishing a Co

Peet's Coffee pledges $250,000 to advance coffee research

Gift will fund Peet's Coffee Pilot Roastery in first-of-its-kind Coffee Center at UC Davis.

UC Santa Barbara professor David Cleveland in his home garden.

How does your garden grow?

Professor, students model the effect of household gardens on greenhouse gas emissions.

Former NFL defensive end Kalimba Edwards traded a mansion for a tent cabin on the UC Santa Cruz Farm where he is an apprentice in the ecologial horticulture program.

Football, farming and food security

Former NFL player and current UC Santa Cruz farm apprentice tackles new cause: how to feed the world sustainably.

Aerial image showing farming in California's Imperial Valley.

Helping farmers improve air quality

Researchers receive grant to study ways of reducing fertilizer use in high temperature agricultural regions.

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