In U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Global Universities Rankings,” published this week, UC Berkeley tops the list in Environment/Ecology.
Whendee Silver might not think of herself as an action hero, but the professor of environmental science, policy and management today was named UC Berkeley’s first Faculty Climate Action Champion.
To speed up progress in tackling climate change, policymakers need to build political support by investing in clean-energy industries rather than first penalizing polluters, according to a new policy paper by UC Berkeley researchers.
Amrita Hazra, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, is on a mission — to introduce people to the benefits of eating millet, which primarily is used in the United States in bird feed.
In the run-up to the Paris talks at the end of the year, governments are preparing their strategies to negotiate national emissions reduction targets. But elsewhere, a different battle is unfolding as firms and governments compete to try to capture the benefits of the rise of the new green economy.
The effort to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops is not helping, and in some cases may even backfire, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley.
University of California President Janet Napolitano will propose to the UC Board of Regents that they approve a veteran administrator with decades of experience in agriculture, natural resources, and sustainability as the next leader of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, she announced today (July 10).
University of California, Berkeley, scientists have identified more than 35 new groups of bacteria, clarifying a mysterious branch of the tree of life that has been hazy because these microbes can’t be reared and studied in the lab.
A $5-billion Weatherization Assistance Program offered ARE faculty the opportunity to study the effectiveness of such energy efficiency efforts.
The debate over the legalization of marijuana has focused primarily on questions of law, policy and health. But a new paper co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers shines a spotlight on the environment as an underappreciated victim of the plant’s growing popularity as a cash crop.
Liz Carlisle, a postdoc at the Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems, won the Green Book Festival award for general non-fiction for her book, The Lentil Underground.
ESPM Professor Claire Kremen is one of three panelists on KQED's Forum program addressing the decline in bee populations and steps being taken to mitigate the problem.
A Remembrance Gathering will be held 11 a.m., June 13 at Yale University.
The PMB associate professor wins prestigious long-term research support.
We live in a world where the importance of spatial data is ever increasing. Many of the societal challenges we face today — fire response, energy distribution, land use, food scarcity, privacy and safety — are associated with big spatial data.
If the alarming trajectory of soil depletion does not change, soil erosion, combined with the effects of climate change, will present a huge risk to global food security over the next century, warns a review paper authored by some of the top soil scientists in the country.
Efforts to predict the emergence and spread of sudden oak death, an infectious tree-killing disease, have gotten a big boost from the work of citizen scientists.
The pioneering University-community collaboration at UC's Gill Tract marks its one-year anniversary this Earth Day and celebrates its progress as a center for research, learning, and outreach.
A new study quantifying the amount of carbon stored and released through California forests and wildlands finds that wildfires and deforestation are contributing more than expected to the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“Cal alumni had a major influence on both launching and maintaining the National Park system,” says wildlife ecology professor Steven Beissinger.