06 June 2013
CNR fire experts on KQED Forum
After two years of sparse rains, California fire officials say this year's wildfire season has started a month earlier than usual and that the fires are stronger.
Cooperative Extension Specialiists Max Moritz and Bill Stewart go on KQED's Forum to discuss this year's already fierce fire season in the context of climate change and current science and technology.
Posted by Ann Guy at 5:56
30 May 2013
Gilless Reappointed CNR Dean
J. Keith Gilless has been reappointed as the Dean of the College of Natural Resources, effective July 1, 2013, for a five-year period, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer announced in an email today (May 30).
Read the announcement
Posted by Ann Guy at 6:17
17 May 2013
ESPM Team Wins First Place at Big Ideas@Berkeley, Improving Student Life Category
Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual innovation contest which aims to provide support, funds, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students on campus.
Posted by Ann Guy at 2:00
15 May 2013
CRS Grad Wins Stronach Research Prize
Nathan Bickart shows a group of graduate students how to identify and uproot invasive grass.
Conservation and Resource Studies major Nathan Bickart is one of seven graduating seniors selected as recipients of the 2013 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, it was announced this week.
Posted by Ann Guy at 6:46
29 April 2013
UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce biofuels
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Tobacco plants genetically modified to produce biofuels. PHOTO: Anastasios Melis, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking.
Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in order to produce socially acceptable bio-fuels to power airplanes, cars and trucks. Preliminary results are encouraging, but more research is required before tobacco can be commercially farmed as an energy crop to meet the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels.
Posted by Ann Guy at 5:11
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