Ecology & environment

What the battle over scooters gets wrong

The problem isn't what's on our streets. It's the streets themselves.

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More than skin deep: How environment, diet and social experiences affect health

UC scientists dive into the ambient factors contributing to health crises like obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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Kindness: An unsung climate change tool

The solutions to climate change are not just technological — kindness can help any community weather its harshest impacts.

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Climate summit puts California, UC in the spotlight

The University of California is among the thousands gathering to share solutions at the Global Climate Action Summit.

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Finding Ebola before it finds you

For the first time, scientists discover a new Ebola species in a host prior to detection in an infected human or animal.

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Is plastic making us fat?

When it comes to the obesity epidemic, plastics are fuel for the fire.

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A guilt-free flip-flop

Affordable, sustainable footwear is possible — thanks to the power of algae.

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Can we grow one of the world's largest food crops without fertilizer?

We could be one step closer with the discovery of a new variety of corn.

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56 suspect chemicals found in the average pregnant woman

A new screening method shows that we may have more exposure to industrial chemicals than we thought.

Tiger shark at Shark Park

Welcome to shark park

UC Davis shark-tagging research helps make North America's biggest marine protected area seven times larger.

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