Environment

UCD opens bee research lab

January 22, 2020
The opening of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) bee research facility marks a new opportunity for USDA and UC Davis entomologists to collaborate and investigate serious problems that affect stakeholders.

How Can Agriculture Be a Part of the Climate Solution?

January 10, 2020
Professor Benjamin Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment and champion of the One Climate Initiative says carbon farming is the key to help solve climate change. His mission is to counteract a simple, startling fact: A single carbon dioxide molecule remains in the atmosphere for more than 100 years, locking us into climate change in the future.

Kelp! They Need Somebody … To Eat Sea Urchins

December 30, 2019
Urchinomics and its partner, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, are running a trial designed to develop methods for ranching purple sea urchins for profit, while at the same time addressing the consequences of a nasty ecological chain reaction.

Demonstration garden at Incline Village seeks new leadership

October 25, 2019
Alison Toy, Program Manager for UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Science, has taken on a huge responsibility of keeping the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden alive. The garden is going through a transformation, it is being rebranded as the North Lake Tahoe Educational Garden. She gathered members from UC Davis, SNC and IVGID to formulate a plan for the future of the garden.

The nitrogen dilemma: can we reduce fertilisers and still feed the world?

October 16, 2019
Excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilisers is contributing to numerous environmental problems, but a more balanced approach is necessary if the world’s growing population is to be fed. The global nitrogen challenge therefore involves both reducing fertiliser use, and getting it to where it’s needed most.

Rattlesnake Creek dam removal, restoration will be national model

October 15, 2019
With support from the Open Rivers Fund, the UC Davis Dams and Watershed Health team (Heidi Ballard, Ryan Meyer, and Chris Jadallah) traveled to Missoula, Montana in July 2019 to observe and participate in the environmental monitoring associated with the removal of Rattlesnake Creek Dam.

Lab-Grown Larvae Could Help Save The Environment

September 26, 2019
Four UC Davis graduate students and a researcher propose feeding agricultural waste, including almond hulls, to insects. Their goal is to reduce greenhouse gas by finding this pesty but efficient way to get rid of waste.