Mice without key enzyme eat without becoming obese
Researchers CNR have identified a new enzyme that plays a far more important role than expected in controlling the breakdown of fat.
Study Underscores Impact of Court Imposed Water Pumping Restrictions
A study prepared by Berkeley Economic Consulting, under the direction of David Sunding, professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, outlines the statewide economic and water supp
Sustaining the Harvest: Creating Fine Wines on a Warming Planet
On Dec. 11, CNR hosted "Creating Fine Wines on a Warming Planet," a panel discussion on the future of the wine industry in the face of global warming.
Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer
An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a
The staggering cost of climate change quantified for California
Hot on the heels of a report demonstrating the economic opportunities available to California if it invests in policies to address climate change, ARE adju
Collaborative Research on the Navajo Reservation
Blowing sand moves across the landscape, coloring the sky with an eerie reddish hue. Sand dunes move, as if alive, slowly but surely burying homes, corrals, feeding stations and pasture lands that lie in their path.
Indonesian biodiversity grant, CNR toxicologist seeks to discover human health solutions in Indonesian biodiversity
University of California scientists have received a five-year, $4 million grant to study the biodiversity of fungi, bacteria, plants, insects and vertebrates on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a southeast Asian island threatened by the loss of bio
Green Policies in California Generated Jobs
From the New York Times: "California’s energy-efficiency policies created nearly 1.5 million jobs from 1977 to 2007, while eliminating fewer than 25,000, according to a study to be released Monday."
Warming in Yosemite National Park sends small mammals packing to higher and cooler elevations
Global warming is causing major shifts in the range of small mammals in Yosemite National Park, one of the nation's treasures that was set aside as a public trust 144 years ago, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, biologis
PMB grad student awarded fellowship by the American Society of Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected mircobiology doctoral student Joyce Cueto as a 2008-2011 award recipient of the ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship.
Professor's startup company empowers consumers to see through "greenwashing"
Even when it was just an idea, Professor Dara O'Rourke's plan to deliver environmental, social responsibility, and public health information about consumer products directly to shoppers was
Michael Hanemann receives European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics
W. Michael Hanemann, professor of agricultural and resource economics, has received the 2008 European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics.
From the prize selection committee:
From the prize selection committee:
Award-winning paper prescribes how to improve upon Kyoto
Larry Karp, professor of agricultural and resource economics, and Jinhua Zhao, an economist at Iowa State University (and Berkeley ARE Ph.D.) were recently named winners of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements research paper compet
Geochemist Garrison Sposito, a "legend" of chemistry
Professor Garrison Sposito (ESPM-Ecosystem Sciences) was one of 15 scientists and engineers honored in a special symposium of the American Chemical Society, entitled “Legends of Environmental C
Chelsea Specht honored with Prytanean Faculty Award
Chelsea Specht, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, was named the winner of the 2008 Prytanean Faculty Award, given annually by the women’s honor organization founded on the Berkeley campus in 190
$1.4 M grant funds PMB researcher's work on "jumping genes"
Damon Lisch, Ph.D., a research professional in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Ge
A Nobel Cause
Professor Barbara Allen-Diaz is one of 2,000 scientists to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore and the IPCC.
Michael Rodriguez, MD, tackles health care disparities
When Michael Rodriguez replied to an ad for undergraduate research subjects, he had no idea it would be the beginning of his career as a medical researcher and physician.
The Risks of Outsourcing Climate Action
A policy paper by University of California Berkeley economist David Roland-Holst says that greenhouse gass "offsets," a popular strategy for meeting carbon emissions, should play only a limited role in cap-and-trade programs.
Beahrs ELP 2008
This summer, 40 environmental professionals from around the world once again converged in Berkeley to attend the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).