UC Davis wheat

Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic

Scientists hope they can fend off a devastating strain of stem rust.

UC Berkeley dune

How American cities can make sci-fi a reality

David Sedlak finds a solution to our water woes in "Dune."

Plastic items

Is it really possible to live a zero-waste life?

Picture all of the trash you’ve thrown away this week. How much do you think you could reduce that amount if you really tried? By half?

Lauren Singer thinks you can take it all the way to zero, and she has the total lack of garbage to prove it.

Well, not total: Singer has a glass mason jar that holds five years of her garbage — every last piece of it.

UC Davis seals cold

When there's nowhere colder to go

As the oceans warmed, species migrated to Antarctica. What happens when climate change heats up their home?

UC Berkeley My Last Trash

UC’s #MyLastTrash campaign asks you to help push campuses toward zero waste

A new effort strives to transform habits and meet an ambitious 2020 goal.

UC Davis solar panels

UC named national leader in clean energy

The university was one of only eight organizations nationwide to earn the distinction.

Whittier fire UCLA

UCLA research puts wildfire risk into historic context

Western U.S. precipitation extremes are closely aligned with the region’s past, a new study shows.

H1N1 virus UC Davis

Shining light on the social lives of viruses

Animal behavior theories can provide a fresh look at how viruses spread, scientist says.

UC Davis cleaner disinfectant

Why a little dirt is good for us

Disinfectants can inhibit cellular energy production and even lead to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease.

food podcast UC Berkeley

New podcast explores people, places behind the food we eat

The Berkeley Food Institute explores the network of people and places behind what we eat in a new series.

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