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Fellow Post Releases New Study on the Rate of Springtime Advance

Spring Is Springing Earlier in Polar Regions Than Across the Rest of Earth Spring is arriving earlier, but how much earlier? The answer depends on where on Earth you find yourself, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis. The study, published in Nature’s online journal Scientific Reports, found that for every […]

Director Houlton and His Team of Researchers Release Study on NOx Pollution in California

 Nitrogen oxides, known collectively as NOx, are a dangerous group of chemical pollutants most commonly connected to combustion engines used in cars. NOx from car exhaust—especially diesel cars—has been linked to respiratory diseases, cancer, birth defects, and premature death. Right now, governments focus most of their NOx-reducing efforts on regulating cars and trucks, because […]

Affiliates Middleton and Baskett Become Newest Chancellor’s Fellows

They are prolific scholars, strong teachers, effective mentors and dedicated contributors to campus. Their work is novel, unique and cutting-edge, groundbreaking and pathbreaking. These are among the superlatives in UC Davis letters of nomination for the university’s newest class of Chancellor’s Fellows in a program begun 18 years ago to provide philanthropic support to early […]

Huffington Post Speaks to Muir Institute Affiliate Middleton on Tools for Decolonization

In the San Francisco Bay Area, demand for land seems endless. Property values are sky high, rents are backbreaking, and people just keep coming. Over 2 million more are expected to settle here by 2040. Bulldozers and backhoes reshape neighborhoods. Cranes dominate the horizon. Land, with a home or high-rise plopped atop, can build a fortune for […]

Fellow Hernandez named the recipient of E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation

Muir Institute Fellow Rebecca R. Hernandez, an assistant professor in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, has been named the recipient of this year’s E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation, given by the Center for Biological Diversity and named after the “father of biodiversity.” The center cited Hernandez’s work aimed […]

Climate Lab: Follow Director Houlton and visiting UCLA researcher M. Sanjayan as they discuss the connection between climate and diet

Director Houlton of the Muir Institute and UCLA visiting researcher M. Sanjayan explore surprising ways to change how we think and act about climate change. The diet that helps fight climate change Do we all have to go vegan to save the world? By Andy Murdock, University of California  Dec 12, 2017, 8:00am EST Read the original […]

How Susan Ustin Helped Launch a New Field of Study and Why She Continues to Study the Earth from Above

How Susan Ustin Helped Launch a New Field of Study and Why She Continues to Study the Earth from Above In 1982, Susan Ustin began working with NASA satellite data to study how plants respond to environmental stress. Thirty-five years later, the pioneer in remote sensing, and a distinguished professor of environmental and resource sciences at […]

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming. Nature, Jeff Tollefson 16 August 2017   Diane Cook/Len Jenshel/NGC Drought in California has been exacerbated by climate change and is projected to get worse. California has a history of going […]

At Berryessa National Monument, Wildflowers and Rebirth

At Berryessa National Monument, Wildflowers and Rebirth New York Times By BONNIE TSUI JULY 25, 2017 Hikers along a trail in 2010 that is now part of Berryessa Snow Mountain, one of the country’s newest monuments. It was designated in 2015, then sustained wildfires, and reopened a year ago.CreditBrian Vander Brug/The Los Angeles Times, via Getty Images […]

MSNBC Interviews Director Houlton on Protection of Climate Data