US China Energy Center Berkeley Lab

$5M foundation gift to help support US-China energy center

Gift will also create Berkeley Lab’s first endowed chair.

 Small yellow croaker catch Previous Pause Next 1 of 2  Small yellow croaker is one of four important traditional species fished in the East China Sea.

Intense industrial fishing

How China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management.

UC Berkeley plastic

Learning to live without plastic

A professor challenges the ease with which we turn to synthetic materials.

Coffea arabica

Arabica coffee genome sequenced

Coincides with birth of California-grown specialty coffee industry.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one-third

Researchers look to birds flying in formation and find a way to make vehicles more efficient.

UC Irvine hydrogen supply

In a national first, UC Irvine injects renewable hydrogen into campus power supply

Power-to-gas technique offers new way to store and use excess wind and solar energy.

Stacy Philpott

Grant awarded to study sustainable practices for urban agriculture

UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott will lead the research.

Nanoletters UC Riverside

Using plants and quantum physics for potential superefficient solar cells

Physicist discovers how to make photocells mimic the way plants maximize their absorption of sunlight.

CalWave rides Wave Energy Prize

Two-year competition to accelerate wave energy markets earns CalWave $500,000 to keep iterating.

Lorenzo Booth UC Merced

Grad student’s water-mapping work leads to national recognition

Using big data to streamline water planning and fight climate change.

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