Sagehen natural reserve

Warmer, drier climate alters forests statewide

Botanists have compared tree survey data from the 1920s and ’30s with forest service data today. They find a decline in large trees and an increase in the density of small trees in forests throughout the state.

UC making big moves toward carbon neutrality

Greenhouse gases emissions down to 1990 levels and major steps are initiated to ramp up renewable energy use.

Oceans face wildlife loss

The same patterns that led to extinctions on land are now taking place in the sea.
Argentine ants

The ants come marching in

UC researchers are studying ways to control the ubiquitous Argentine ant — an invasive non-native that's worn out its welcome.

Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact

Whatever triggered the Younger Dryas cold period, it wasn't a comet or meteorite colliding with Earth.

Solar, water research proposals receive UC grants

Awards totaling an anticipated $5 million will fuel intercampus research into a sustainable future for the state and nation.
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Research you've got to talk about

Academic studies from the University of California were among the most talked about research in online and popular media.
pollution research van

Air pollution down thanks to diesel truck regulation

Berkeley Lab air quality scientists measure truck emissions at two busy San Francisco Bay Area locations.
California condor (UC Davis)

Condors with greater independence have higher lead levels

As the majestic birds return from the brink of extinction, the threat of lead poisoning persists, particularly for older, more independent condors.

Seasonal pattern of infections in deadly bat disease

White-nose syndrome fungus can infect an entire bat colony during hibernation, but surviving bats are able to clear the infection after they become active again.

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