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.
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.
A conference initiating the science emphasis of the National Park Service (NPS) centennial takes place March 25-27 on the Berkeley campus, exactly a century after an historic conference at Cal paved the way for the 1916 birth of NPS.
Headed to campus for a semester-long residency at the Berkeley Food Institute, best-selling cooking writer and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman recently took a moment on a short visit to campus to talk about what lies ahead — from the holidays to his upcoming college experience — with Ann Brody Guy, communications director at the College of Natural Resources.
John Harte, a professor in both the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Society will become increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic losses from wildfire unless it changes its fundamental approach from fighting fire to coexisting with it as a natural process, new CNR-led Nature article says.
Two UC Berkeley scientists will lead a team of international researchers to obtain genome sequences for 11 powdery mildew fungi, a key step forward in managing a pesky pathogen that causes billions of dollars in agricultural losses each year if left untreated.