Peter Homyak collects lake sediment core

Acidity on decline in Sierra Nevada lakes

Research team did long-term measurements of lake chemistry, studied sediment cores from the lakes.
Turceni Power Station, Romania

Existing power plants will spew 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide during use

Study is the first to quantify how quickly these “committed” emissions are growing — by about 4 percent per year — as more fossil fuel-burning power plants are built.
Chelsea Arnold

Drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought

Weather-related changes threaten key natural regulator of the region's water flow.

State of the lake: high (tech) and dry at Tahoe

Drought, climate change and other natural and human factors are driving changes at Lake Tahoe.

Prenatal exposure to DDT linked to obesity, diabetes

Exposure to the once-common pesticide before birth slowed the metabolism of female mice and lowered their tolerance of cold temperature. This increased their likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome and its host of related conditions.
Buck Fire 2012

WIFIRE project helps firefighters get a jump on wildfires

New cyberinfrastructure system monitors and forecasts wildfire activity.
UC President Napolitano and YLP students from UC Merced

President Napolitano explores UC Merced-Yosemite partnership

Two-day visit provided an up-close look at UC Merced’s partnership with the neighboring national park.

Earth's catastrophic animal loss

Widespread contraction of the planet’s animal life could have harmful effects on human well-being.
Colorado River Basin

Parched West is using up underground water

UC Irvine/NASA study points to grave implications for water supply.

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime

Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor, according to a policy paper led by UC Berkeley researchers.