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11.26.13 — UC Davis West Village: Setting the standard
The University of California, Davis, West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, racks up an impressive list of achievements in its initial year of review. The first formal analysis of West Village shows that even in its initial phases, it is well on the way to the ultimate goal of operating as a ZNE community.
Earlier this year UC Davis earned platinum status as a Bicycle Friendly Business, adding to the campus’s gold status as a Bicycle Friendly University. But it was a platinum in the university category that we really coveted.
UPDATE (Nov. 13): During her visit to UC Davis in late October, the university’s new president, Janet Napolitano, stayed the night in a UC Davis West Village apartment. Today, in remarks at her first meeting of the Board of Regents, she described the remarkable reality of West Village
10.31.13 — Campus named a Green Building Super Hero
UC Davis is fighting for the environment as a Green Building Super Hero, as designated this week by the Northern California Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California’s Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That’s according to a new report detailing the scientific findings of an experiment that planted fish in harvested rice fields earlier this year, resulting in the fattest, fastest-growing salmon on record in the state’s rivers.
10.24.13 — Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts
Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and now chemists at UC Davis and Stanford University are revealing how they do it, and perhaps opening ways to imitate them.
Scientists today presented research findings and recommendations to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board that address Lake Tahoe’s aquatic nearshore environment and the heightened interest in understanding factors contributing to its apparent deterioration..
As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals, according to a new study by UC Davis.