Ecology & environment

Seamus alerting to lizard scat

Dogs put smelling skills to use in protecting endangered lizards

Detection dogs combined with DNA identification could represent a new, noninvasive sampling technique for lizard conservation.

Two researchers in a lab

Improving indoor air quality during wildfires

Indoor air scientists explain how to protect homes, schools, and other buildings from air pollution during wildfires.

Workers install solar panels on a roof

Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

Solar-powered microgrids could be key in the face of increasing wildfire risk and cybersecurity threats.

Potatoes in hand

How garbage from landfills is advancing UC's clean energy future

Landfills are a major source of greenhouse gas emssions. UC's new biogas deal turns that pollution into an energy source.

A row of content mice

Finding alternatives to animal testing

Researchers are helping the EPA eliminate animal testing by using stem cells.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

Tall trees in a clearing

Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

Human-driven land clearing and climate change are risking a devastating biodiversity crash.

Lead school poster

How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all

Newark is the latest U.S. city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. We can end this crisis.

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

A drone with wildfire in the background

A search engine tool for first responders

Real-time text, photo and video data could help first responders better allocate resources when disaster strikes.

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