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April 2012

  • 4.26.12 — Sierra Nevada Brewing president to address sustainability award ceremony

    The Agricultural Sustainability Institute will present the Bradford-Rominger award next week during a program with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. President Ken Grossman as guest speaker. The Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award honors people who have exhibited the leadership, work ethic and integrity epitomized by the late Eric Bradford, a livestock geneticist who gave 50 years of service to UC Davis, and the late Charlie Rominger, a fifth-generation Yolo County farmer and land preservationist.

  • 4.26.12 — Expert sources on Calif. governor’s new green-building order

    The following UC Davis experts are available to talk about the bold targets outlined in the governor’s green building order issued April 25. The executive order (B-18-12) aims to ensure that state facilities waste less energy on lighting, water, air-conditioning and heating.

  • 4.23.12 — $25 million grant aims to boost food security in developing world

    A UC Davis agricultural economist will direct a $25 million federal program aimed at creating financial systems that can boost agricultural productivity and food security in developing countries.

  • 4.20.12 — Deepwater Horizon exposed serious gaps in deepwater oil spill research

    On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a national team of scientists, including two researchers from the University of California, Davis, warns that inadequate knowledge about the effects of deepwater oil well blowouts threatens scientists’ ability to help manage comparable future events.

  • 4.19.12 — Researcher's waste-to-energy technology moves from the lab to the marketplace

    Technology invented by a University of California, Davis, researcher that converts solid waste into renewable energy is debuting today as the first commercially available, high-solid anaerobic digestion system in the United States.

  • 4.17.12 — McKibben on climate change: 'We can't let it go on'

    Environmental activist and best-selling author Bill McKibben spoke highly of UC Davis and the Davis community in an April 13 talk: “This place has done more than almost anywhere else in the country to rise to the challenges we face.”