Ecology & environment

UC Davis wine longform

How California became a food and wine lover's dream

The little known history of the land of milk and honey.

UC Davis spring

Has spring sprung too soon?

Spring is arriving sooner than it did 10 years ago, sometimes significantly so, researchers find.

five points farm

How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC

UC's new strategy to wean off natural gas will make the university a global leader — and best of all, it's scalable.

smog spray UCSF

Everyday chemicals surpass cars as source of urban air pollution

A new study finds a shockingly high contribution from paints, pesticides, perfumes as vehicle emissions drop.

UC Irvine water hot spots

UC Irvine-led study identifies ‘hot spots’ of unsafe drinking water

Problems are more frequent in low-income, rural areas of the nation.

UC Santa Cruz offshore

Trump’s push for new offshore drilling is likely to run aground in California

The effort to expand offshore oil production reignites a battle with California that dates back nearly 50 years.

UC Davis owl

Marijuana farms expose endangered owls to rat poison, study shows

An abundance of illegal sites without oversight are poisoning wildlife in Northern California.

UC San Diego dying coral

The ocean is losing its breath

Climate change is rapidly increasing marine ‘dead zones,’ where oxygen is too low to support most marine life.

Mountain lion paws

Healing burned paws with fish skin

A young mountain lion injured during the Thomas fire receives an innovative therapy to get him back on his feet.

yellow warbler UCLA

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

Scientists find yellow warbler DNA is already adjusting to new conditions and ask whether it's enough to survive.

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