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April 2013

  • 4.30.13 — California exceeds Low Carbon Fuel Standard targets — for now

    Since California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard went into effect in 2011, low carbon transportation fuels have displaced roughly 2.14 billion gallons of gasoline and 77 million gasoline gallon equivalents of diesel, according to a new report by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. This prevented the emission of about 2.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to removing half a million vehicles from the road.

  • 4.26.13 — Good to be green: Accolades add to UC Davis’ environmental reputation

    In a month that marked the annual Earth Day celebration, UC Davis received recognition for its environmental sustainability efforts from The Princeton Review and the League of American Bicyclists, reaffirming the school’s reputation as a green leader.

  • 4.22.13 — Platinum award adds to campus's bike friendly status

    The League of American Bicyclists announced UC Davis as the first university or college to receive the league’s platinum Bicycle Friendly Business award for helping to lead America "toward a greener future."

  • 4.9.13 — New green technology squeezes out building leaks

    A new building-sealing technology developed by researchers at UC Davis will get a real-world test today at a Habitat for Humanity home in Stockton, Calif.

  • 4.1.13 — Important source of greenhouse gas emissions from farmland underestimated

    Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by scientists at UC Davis.