Environment

Building Community through Friendly Competition

April 26, 2021
The City Nature Challenge, a global event encouraging people to explore and record the natural world around them, returns to the Sacramento region from April 30 through May 3.

Poor Swelter as Urban Areas of U.S. Southwest Get Hotter

February 22, 2021
As climate change accelerates, low-income districts in the Southwestern United States are 4 to 7 degrees hotter in Fahrenheit — on average — than wealthy neighborhoods in the same metro regions, University of California, Davis, researchers have found in a new analysis.

Identifying Where to Reforest After Wildfire

January 06, 2021
In the aftermath of megafires that devastated forests of the western United States, attention turns to whether forests will regenerate on their own or not. Forest managers can now look to a newly enhanced, predictive mapping tool to learn where forests are likely to regenerate on their own and where replanting efforts may be beneficial.  

Rethinking Wildfire

November 06, 2020
For thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now California and across the West treated and nurtured fire like the natural resource it is through the practice of cultural burning.

Laying the Groundwork

November 06, 2020
A widespread effort to achieve environmental justice in Sacramento is gaining momentum.

A Sea of Change is Coming

September 16, 2020
A team of UC Davis faculty and students, community partners, local businesses, and policy makers are working together to turn the tide on a problematic change facing our waters.