Research by professors in ARE concluded that up to two-thirds of charges on electricity bills amount to a hidden electricity “tax.”
Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in prison drinking water
Energy and Resources Group grad student Jenny Rempel led the analysis of water quality data from California’s Kern Valley State Prison and neighboring rural communities.
New student organization for Queer graduate students
Rausser College graduate students have formed a new group to foster community for peers that identify as Queer or LGBTQ+
Berkeley Forests personnel assessing impacts of Mosquito Fire on Blodgett Forest
Favorable fire behavior and weather are expected to continue to move the fire away from Blodgett Forest.
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab researchers receive $11.6 million in Department of Energy funding
The award will support research to develop biofuel and bioproducts from photosynthetic micro-alga.
California Oak Symposium set for Oct. 31–Nov. 3
The four-day event, co-chaired by ESPM Cooperative Extension specialist Bill Tietje, will cover climate change, wildlife ecology, oak restoration, oak pests and diseases, fire ecology, and ranch management and generational transfer.
New study examines drivers of government investment in energy innovation
New forms of international cooperation and technology competition with China are the main drivers of public investment in clean energy innovation, though it remains insufficient to help meet climate goals.
Mosquito Fire impacting Blodgett Forest Research Station
Fire crews on Sunday contained much of the active fire within the bounds of Blodgett Forest. Check the Berkeley Forests website for additional updates.
How to Save a Forest by Burning It
The New York Times recently accompanied Robert York, professor of cooperative extension and co-director of Berkeley Forests, as he guided wildfire researchers from UC Irvine through a prescribed burn at Blodgett Forest.
Wildfire poses greater threat to cannabis than other California crops
A study by ESPM researchers shows that the lucrative commercial crop is at high risk of loss from wildfire to do primarily rural growing areas.
Social cost of carbon more than triple the federal estimate, study finds
The higher estimate indicates that the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions are much greater than had previously been believed.
How machine translation could make English-only science accessible to all
ESPM graduate student Emma Steigerwald is helping highlight how translation tools are critical to the multilingual future of science.
Rausser College welcomes Fall 2022 incoming faculty
Rausser College is pleased to introduce six new faculty members who join ESPM, PMB, and ARE this year.
Five postdoctoral researchers awarded 2022 S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup fellowships
The annual award supports advanced academic research related to natural and environmental resources.
Paolo D’Odorico to be honored by American Meteorological Society
The ESPM professor will be awarded the Society’s highest honor and named a fellow.
Bioengineering better photosynthesis
Krishna Niyogi and Nina Maryn are collaborators on first-of-its-kind research that used improved photosynthesis to increase yields in food crops for the first time ever.
Sniffing the delta for greenhouse gases
San Francisco Estuary's summer magazine highlights Professor Dennis Baldocchi's research and the role it plays in the restoration of Dutch Slough in Oakley.
The small alga with a big impact
PMB Professor Sabeeha Merchant breaks down the impact of sequencing the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii genome.
New inhaled COVID-19 therapeutic blocks viral replication in the lungs
New research out of the lab of Metabolic Biology Professor Anders Näär could one day make treating SARS-CoV-2 infections as easy as using a nasal spray for allergies.
Changing conservation narratives with Jimena Díaz Leiva
Díaz Leiva, PhD '21, spoke to Eos magazine about advancing environmental and social justice projects in California and Peru.