This year's class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes returning fellows (left) Hannah Malan of UCLA and Holly Mayton of UC Riverside, who participated last spring in a GFI fellows' field trip to Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley.

Student fellows help shape future of food

This year's class of 55 UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes 14 returnees.

Mayan city UC Santa Barbara

Unearthing an ancient city

A modern-day Indiana Jones works to preserve the legacy of a Mayan city in a new film.

An invasive female oyster drill and her eggs attach to a native Olympia oyster in Tomales Bay.

Climate change may benefit native oysters, but there's a catch

Oysters can tolerate extremes better than predatory snails can -- if the snails don't get them first.

UC Berkeley water startup

Startup helps people find out what they’re drinking

A UC Berkeley team provides much needed oversight of the largest unchecked threat to water safety.

UC San Diego surfing patagonia

Surfing the world for microbes

Doctoral student Cliff Kapono sets out on an adventure to map the surfer microbiome.

Gecko feet UC Riverside

How gecko feet got sticky

Studying this lizard's extraordinary toes offers a snapshot into evolution.

Methyl bromide has been used by growers since the 1970s to control soil pathogens, weeds and nematodes. Pictured are pathogen-infected plants in a buffer zone where fumigants can't be applied.

Pesticide predicament for California's strawberry growers

UC Santa Cruz professor examines challenges as popular chemical is phased out.

UC Berkeley gasoline

Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

Many people thought U.S. gasoline consumption had already peaked. They were wrong. What happened?

Ecologist Chelsea Rochman found plastic and fibrous debris in 25 percent of the fish sold in Indonesian and California markets.

How plastic ends up in our seafood and what you can do about it

The surprising ways that you may be contributing to plastic pollution.

Jerry Brown UC San Diego

New California law to curb climate pollutant emissions based on Scripps science

Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law a 'lifeline' to planet’s 7 billion people, says Scripps researcher.

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