From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: UC research spans the globe

UC’s global reach can be seen from health to agriculture, sustainability to tech commercialization and bridge-building efforts such as the president-led UC Global Food Initiative and UC-Mexico Initiative.
Yosemite National Park

Berkeley and the making of Yosemite

Digital book brings to life the revered national park that's marking its 150th anniversary.

Natural gas usage will have little effect on CO2 emissions

Greater utilization of plentiful natural gas could delay switch to renewable energy.
sea otter

California's sea otter numbers hold steady

Annual population census indicates the threatened species is slowly swimming toward recovery.
Santa Cruz Island, 1980 (left) and 2008

Clear out invaders, and let nature take its course

UC undergrads find native vegetation rebounding on Santa Cruz Island decades after eradicating imported grazers.
scarlet macaws

Changes in farming practices can save evolutionary diversity

A new study by biologists at UC Berkeley and Stanford University highlights the dramatic hit on evolutionary diversity when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.
bollworm caterpillar

Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems

Drug-resistant diseases, pesticide-resistant bugs and animals threatened by climate change are signs of human-driven evolution getting out of control. A multi-university team calls for solutions.

The sun rises as one of UC's top energy choices

Largest solar power purchase by a university moves UC closer to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.

Biologists try to dig endangered pupfish out of its hole

Considered the world's rarest fish, the wild pupfish faces a 28 to 32 percent risk of extinction over the next 20 years. A UC Berkeley biologist is helping to rescue it from that fate.

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Ancient Egyptian artworks help scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew.