New research from the Berkeley Agroecology Lab shows that, on average, cover cropping leads to climate benefits without sacrificing farm-level productivity.
Revitalizing the Gill Tract’s habitat for monarch butterflies
New trees and California native plants will provide crucial habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators in the East Bay.
Thinking in Terms of Supply Chains
An article co-authored by Professor David Zilberman shows that increasing investment in agricultural research and developing credit lines to implement agricultural innovation can increase the social benefit of the agri-food system.
Addressing energy access in informal settlements
Indigenous science key to adapting to climate change
UC Berkeley and the Karuk Tribe use Indigenous and western science to cultivate resilient food systems under changing climate conditions.
Breaking down climate policy’s political barriers
A review of climate policy scholarship found that politics should not be seen only as a constraint but also be recognized as a target of intervention to advance environmental solutions.
Residents’ water security concerns could spur climate adaptations
In a survey of California households led by assistant professor of Cooperative Extension Kristin Dobbin, 85% of respondents reported that they were concerned about long-term reliability of their water supply.
Depression risk increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, study finds
Women, young adults, and low-income workers experienced the largest increase in depression risk between 2019 and 2021.
Designing Groundwater Pricing Policies to Cope With California’s Water Woes
ARE assistant professor of Cooperative Extension Ellen Bruno's research shows that groundwater pricing can help manage groundwater demand under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Student Spotlight: Wanees Hannan
The graduating environmental science major will deliver the student address during Rausser College of Natural Resources' 2023 commencement.
Senior Rosie Ward named 2023 University Medal finalist
The graduating environmental economics and policy major was one of four finalists for UC Berkeley’s top undergraduate honor.
Institute for Parks opens nominations for board of advisors
The UC Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is now accepting nominations to the Board of Advisors.
Four seniors named winners of the 2023 Babcock Prize in Environmental Science
Endowed as a tribute to longtime soil chemistry professor Kenneth Babcock, the prize recognizes high-achieving ESPM undergraduates.
Assessing the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Burning Ban
Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD Candidate Joel Ferguson's research analyzes potential air quality improvement as a result of the ban.
Michi Taga recognized with Leon A. Henkin Citation
The citation honors exceptional faculty commitment to the educational development of students from underrepresented groups.
As rising seas disrupt toxic sites, communities of color are at most risk
A study co-authored by ESPM and ERG researchers shows that as rising seas threaten to flood hundreds of toxic sites along the California coast, the risk of flood-related contamination will fall disproportionately on the state’s most marginalized communities.
Wetland restoration is helping California combat climate change
Restoring 1,200 acres of the Dutch Slough can offset the carbon emissions of 1,000 cars per year.
Western forests are struggling to keep up with climate change
New UC Berkeley analysis suggests that trees preferring cooler climates are dying, and the new trees replacing them are not better suited to a warming climate.
Three Rausser College graduate programs are among the best in the U.S.
The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place Berkeley programs in microbiology, environmental science, and environmental policy and management in the top 5.
Improving wildlife restoration outcomes through community engagement
A first-of-its-kind study by UC Berkeley researchers found that wildlife restoration efforts are more likely to succeed if conservationists partner with local communities.