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November 2012

  • 12.22.12 — Pollution-detecting aircraft surveys PG&E pipeline for gas leaks

    UC Davis atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s natural gas pipeline for methane leaks. Specialized instruments on Conley's plane allow UC Davis researchers to detect gas leaks several miles downwind from the source.

  • 11.9.12 — UC Davis West Village inspires plan for Dubai Sustainable City

    Inspired by a visit to the innovative, energy-efficient UC Davis West Village in 2010, a Middle Eastern housing developer is now planning a sustainable city on the outskirts of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

  • 11.9.12 — $8.4 million for food grain and alternative fuel research

    With new grants totaling $8.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development and industry partners, UC Davis plant scientist Eduardo Blumwald is reaching out to feed and fuel the world.

  • 11.8.12 — Cooling challenge spurs more energy-efficient air conditioner

    A UC Davis challenge to build more energy efficient air conditioning has spurred a major global manufacturer to build a rooftop air conditioner that is 40 percent more energy-efficient than conventional units. The challenge, established in 2008 by the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center, is the most demanding certification of its kind.

  • 11.5.12 — Carbon buried in the soil rises again

    A research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist has identified a source of carbon emissions that could play a role in understanding past and future global change.