Ecology & environment

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.

Undergrads earn bronze medal in bioengineering competition

iGEM team worked to engineer a microbe to produce biofuel from cellulose.
traffic-heart illustration

Traffic jams can hurt the heart

Clogged interstates aggravate clogged arteries, according to research by a UC Irvine graduate student.
Students in NRS Field Quarter Program

Systemwide program immerses students in the natural world

UC Natural Reserve System's Field Quarter Program offers extended, up-close observation of California habitats and opportunities for hands-on research.
wildfire

Coexist or perish, wildfire analysis says

UC scientists take part in research that advocates changing from fighting fire to coexisting with it as a natural process.

Aiming for a carbon neutral future

Representatives from UC campuses and research labs meet to discuss the ambitious systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

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.

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