“Water pollution has declined dramatically, and the Clean Water Act contributed substantially to these declines,” said Joseph Shapiro, “So we were shocked to find that the measured benefit numbers were so low compared to the costs.”
Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the pace of climate change, according to a new study.
A new assessment of California's challenges in combating climate change has been released, with more than half of the report's authors hailing from UC Berkeley.
A longterm study tracked how hundreds of species in this valley fared during the historic drought that struck California from 2012 to 2015.
Researchers have developed a technique to better predict how plants in cold regions respond to warming.
Lowering the Earth's temperature reduces heat stress on crops, but decreased solar intensity reduces crop yields.
The $1.2 million grant will help increase tribal ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change.
According to a new study, during the first three years of California’s 5-year-old cap-and-trade program, the bulk of the greenhouse gas reductions occurred out of state.
A new study published in Science finds that mammals are becoming more nocturnal in response to human activity.
Using metagenomics, scientists discover hundreds of antibiotic-like genes in soil microbes.
The College of Natural Resources has a new dean, plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist David Ackerly.
Shuttering coal- and oil-fired power plants lowers the rate of preterm births in neighboring communities and improves fertility, according to two new studies.
A new study finds that global change may alter the way that hippos shape the environment around them.
New research examines drought tolerance in sorghum—a finding that could help scientists develop crops that are more resistant to climate change.
Research from the Rosenblum lab has found that populations of several Panamian frog species are slowly making a comeback against a deadly pathogen.
New research suggests that restaurant meals lead to higher levels of plastic-based chemicals in the body.
A new study simulates a fleet of self-driving taxis in Manhattan.
Researchers have found a way to avoid expensive, water-intensive hops by endowing brewer's yeast with the ability to create a hoppy flavor.
Rosemary Gillespie's new research sheds light on the evolution of Hawaiian Ariamnes stick spiders.
Researchers have improved how crops use water by altering the expression of a gene found in all plants.