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November 2011

  • 11.18.11 — UC Davis West Village a zero net energy model for city

    A new agreement between the UC Davis Energy Institute and the nonprofit Valley Climate Action Center illustrates how UC Davis West Village--the nation’s largest zero net energy community--is serving not only as a model for the nation, but also for its own backyard.

  • 11.17.11 — Wind experts advise on revolutionary wind-powered skyscraper

    The infamous winds that gust through downtown San Francisco streets, overturning kiosks and sometimes toppling pedestrians, will help to power a revolutionary skyscraper set to open next fall -- and could pave the way for a new world market for energy-generating wind turbines in new buildings.

  • 11.14.11 — New project will study 'deep carbon'

    Studying the behavior of carbon — the essential element in oil and natural gas — deep within the Earth is the aim of a new initiative co-directed by a UC Davis chemistry professor and funded by a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • 11.14.11 — San Joaquin Valley residents face high environmental and social hazards, UC Davis study says

    While California’s San Joaquin Valley is home to some of the nation’s richest agricultural resources, half of the people who live and work there face elevated levels of air and water pollution coupled with poverty, limited education, language barriers, and racial and ethnic segregation, according to a three-year UC Davis study.

  • 11.9.11 — FOOD, ETC.: Dried tomatoes join campus products line

    The “made at UC Davis” label has been attached to a new product: dried tomatoes. They come from the university’s Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, run by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis.

  • 11.4.11 — Network of rice genes to speed development of biofuel crops

    The first genome-scale model for predicting the functions of genes and gene networks in a grass species has been developed by an international team of researchers that includes a UC Davis rice geneticist.

  • 11.3.11 — Sustainable winery building to be hub of environmental technology

    Ground was ceremonially broken today at the University of California, Davis, for the 8,000-square-foot Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, which will enable the adjacent winery, brewery and food-processing complex to become the first self-sustainable, zero-carbon teaching and research facility in the world.