Oysters face twin threats

Predators and ocean acidification spell doom for once-prevalent Olympia oysters.
Donald Shoup

A chat with parking guru Donald Shoup

Donald Shoup, distinguished professor of urban planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, has become the nation’s oft-quoted, go-to expert on parking.
kelp with fish

'Kelp Watch" monitors Fukushima contamination

Berkeley Lab collaborates on program to track nuclear contamination from quake-damaged power plant in Japan.
argentine ants

Luring ants for the kill

Pheromone draws pesky, invasive Argentine ants to insecticide, eliminating need for indiscriminate spraying that can harm the environment.

World's earliest depiction of volcanic eruption

Professor confirms that Turkish mural is a representation of an eruption more than 8,000 years ago.
cigarette butts

UC goes tobacco free

Sales, ads and use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco and more will go away in January 2014.
west village buildings with bicyclist

West Village: setting the standard for sustainability

The nation’s largest planned zero-net energy community racks up an impressive list of achievements in its first year.

License to ill

Firms that engaged in prior socially responsible behavior are more likely to then engage in socially irresponsible behavior.
bristlecone pines

Weather stations help answer climate questions

UC Natural Reserve System network provides data to measure how changes are impacting wildlife.
Bullfrog sitting on leaf

Frog abnormalities not as common as feared

A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges: The rate of abnormalities such as shortened or missing legs was less than 2 percent overall.

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