Climate change

Mussels

Shellfish response to ocean acidification depends on other stressors

Vulnerability of mussels to harmful effects from acidic seawater varies among different West Coast locations, study finds.

Wildfire UC

Not just climate change: Study finds human activity is a major factor driving wildfires

People are responsible for more than 90 percent of California fires, says a UC Berkeley scientist.

Roof rack collage Berkeley Lab

Roof racks a drag on fuel economy

Berkeley Lab study finds auto accessory responsible for almost 1 percent of national gas consumption.

A pile of cassava at an African market. Known as manioc or yuca in South America, it is also the source of tapioca.

Study helps map path to improved cassava production

With help of genomics, researchers hope to apply advanced breeding strategies that can improve cassava’s resistance to diseases and improve crop yields.

UC Merced California crops

How plants could adapt to changing climate

UC Merced botanists study plants in diverse habitats to peek into the future of California's crops.

Reforms could restore wild fisheries to health in just a decade

A UC Santa Barbara professor shows how quickly ocean sustainability can be achieved.

Kent Bradford, left, and Alfred Huo, seen here with a flowering lettuce plant, found that lettuce could be prevented from flowering by increasing the expression of a specific microRNA in the plants. The high levels of this microRNA prevent the plant from

Gene blocking lettuce germination also regulates flowering time

Discovery could be crucial for adapting to climate change.

UC Merced methane testing

NASA, UC Merced successfully test miniature methane sensor

New drones can more accurately pinpoint methane leaks and enhance safety in rural areas.

UCLA water treatment Cohen

UCLA participates in today's White House Water Summit

Expert on sustainability represents campus as part of United Nations World Water Day.

If the current trend of warmer winters continues in Yolo County, chill hours may be insufficient for many walnut varieties by the year 2100.

How is climate change affecting agriculture?

Of 12 crops examined in Yolo County, walnuts are most vulnerable, while processing tomatoes and alfalfa acreage may increase due to warmer winters.

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