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.

UC Riverside sediment cores

More carbon released today than anytime in past 66 million years

The Earth has broken a record set 56 million years ago, according to UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz researchers.

Alternative fuels UC Davis study

Moving beyond the 'fuel du jour'

Alternative fuel hype delivers excitement but not sales. A UC Davis professor examines what a massive shift to low-carbon vehicles will take.

UCLA recycled water

Recycled water is good for your health, UCLA researchers say

Smart water use is increasingly urgent - that's why findings from a new study on recycled H2O are so critical.

UC Merced McKuin

Is fishing truly sustainable?

A UC Merced graduate student finds the industry may have a bigger impact on the climate than previously thought.

Surface water groundwater interaction

UC researchers publish roadmap for groundwater governance

A UC Santa Cruz professor leads a multicampus effort to provide recommendations for statewide management.

UCLA sustainable concrete

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

"Upcycling" greenhouse gases into new building materials could be a climate game changer.

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