A frat house recycling program instituted earlier this semester by a pair of ambitious sorority sisters has put a dent in the load of cans, bottles, and cardboard that Cal's fraternities send to the dump every week.
If we ever decide to colonize Mars, it might be fairly simple to grow crops in that red soil, according to a new study. Mars’ reduced gravity could let us use less water and fertilizer than we do on Earth.
Dr. Arnold Zellner, ARE adjunct professor, passed away on Tuesday August 10, 2010 at the age of 83. He was one of the great thinkers of our times, a wonderful person, and a major contributor to the ARE department.
The research project is called the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative, but the information gathered will help scientists determine much more than how climate change will affect trees. The team said forests are also being affected by invasive species, urbanization and pollution.
Genetically modified canola plants have been found growing wild in the U.S., in some cases far from fields of cultivated genetically modified canola. Results suggest that the plants are reproducing on their own, making this the first report of an established population of GM organisms in the wild in the U.S., according to the team.
So what if I told you that economic success was instead determined by what your ancestors did more than a millennium ago? That is one implication of a provocative new study by Diego Comin, William Easterly (known for his skepticism of foreign aid programs) and Erick Gong.