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NBC Interviews Director Houlton on Greta Thunberg and Climate Change

Read the original story by Denise Chow on NBC News. Most climate scientists will be quick to say that 2019 was the year that Greta Thunberg truly became a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old Swedish activist staged solo “Fridays for Future” school strikes that triggered a global phenomenon drawing millions of people into […]

AGU 2020 Update: Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?

This article has been redacted from its original version. The original article was authored by Peter Fimrite on Dec. 17, 2019 via the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the original article here.  Of all the ideas that circulated during the recent American Geophysical Union meeting at the Moscone Center, one of the most outlandish-sounding schemes was […]

David Bunn Chosen to Direct Environmental Policy and Management Program at UC Davis

David Bunn Chosen to Direct Environmental Policy and Management Program at UC Davis By Lisa Howard December 5, 2019 David Bunn has been selected to serve as director of the Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) program at UC Davis, a unique professional degree developed by the John Muir Institute of the […]

Going BIG for the One Climate Initiative

Going BIG for the One Climate Initiative  By Lisa Howard Muir Institute fellows and researchers presented the One Climate Initiative to a packed room at the Big Ideas Symposium at UC Davis on October 18. The half-day event at the Conference Center was a chance for the campus community and the public to learn about […]

Muir Institute 2019 Fellows Exemplify Wide Range of Disciplines Tackling Climate Change at UC Davis

  Read the original story by Lisa Howard October 7, 2019 The John Muir Institute of the Environment at University of California, Davis, announced the selection of the 2019 Muir Institute Fellows during its annual open house on October 1 at The Barn. Launched in 2017, the program recognizes exemplary UC Davis faculty and staff […]

California Conservation Genomics Program – Species Nominations Now Open

The California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP) is a $10 million state-funded initiative involving conservation biologists, geneticists, ecologists and climate scientists from all 10 University of California campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, the UC Natural Reserve System and California State University campuses, as well as officials from state and federal […]

Celebrating the Retirement of Dr. Susan Ustin and a Lifetime of Unparalleled Accomplishments

Celebrating the Retirement of Dr. Susan Ustin and a Lifetime of Unparalleled Accomplishments   Foreword Dr. Susan Ustin, Distinguished Professor and Director of the UC Davis Center for Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing (CSTARS), has been pioneering research in remote sensing for over four decades. She is an Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union […]

Solving the Global Nitrogen Imbalance

Solving the Global Nitrogen Imbalance Excess nitrogen causes serious environmental problems, but too little can lead to food insecurity and unrest. A team of researchers proposes a five-pronged solution to our planet’s nitrogen woes. Read the full story by Elizabeth Thompson online here. Source: Earth’s Future Wetlands and other restored natural areas, like this restored […]

The Genetics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Poplar Trees

Read the original story by Ann Filmer August 22, 2019 Bioenergy crops are central to climate mitigation strategies. This includes their use in BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage) and biomass supplied for heat, power, liquid fuels and in the future, biorefining to chemicals. It has been predicted that bioenergy will be the fastest […]

Going for a Hike in Stebbins Cold Canyon? There’s an App for That!

Going for a Hike in Stebbins Cold Canyon? There’s an App for That! As part of a senior project, UC Davis students have created one of the first iPhone apps in the country for a natural reserve or field station. The Stebbins Cold Canyon app is available for free in the Apple App Store. Read […]