Environmental Justice

Interdependence Builds Trust

January 20, 2021
Professor Heidi Ballard knows how powerful it can be when scientists partner with the public to do research on environmental issues that affect their communities.

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.

Partnerships Lead to Change

August 19, 2020
A newly empowered group of women in Knight’s Landing leverage their relationship with UC Davis to advocate for greater access to healthcare for their community, and more.

Agents of Change 2020-2021 Fellowship

Amplifying neglected voices in environmental health

Agents of Change is an ongoing series featuring the stories, analyses and perspectives of next generation environmental health leaders who come from historically under-represented backgrounds in science and academia.

20 miles away. A world apart.

July 15, 2020
Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa addresses issues faced by Mexican farmworker mothers by connecting with the community of Knights Landing to advocate for educational rights and establish health clinics in the town. 

Air Quality Impacts Early Brain Development

June 17, 2020
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk for changes in brain development relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders. Their study, based on rodent models, corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing this association.

Evolution and Ecology Seminar with Dr. Kari Norgaard

Dr. Norgaard is a community engaged scholar whose work addresses critical environmental justice issues including food sovereignty, settler colonialism and climate adaptation. Her work with the Karuk Tribe is particularly notable.

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