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June 2013

  • 6.27.13 — Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

    Cattle grazing and clean water can coexist on national forest lands, according to research by UC Davis. The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, is the most comprehensive examination of water quality on National Forest public grazing lands to date.

  • 6.27.13 — Poisons from illegal marijuana grows threaten wildlife

    Rat poison used on illegal marijuana grows is killing fishers in the southern Sierra Nevada, according to a recent study conducted by a team of scientists from UC Davis, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, UC Berkeley, and the Integral Ecology Research Center in Humboldt County, Calif.

  • 6.27.13 — Dining Services' Dani Lee wins Real Food Award

    Dani Lee, a part of Dining Services’ sustainability program since she arrived on campus in 2006, has won a national award for her leadership and commitment to “real food” and student activism.

  • 6.20.13 — UC Davis launches African Plant Breeding Academy

    A new African Plant Breeding Academy, designed to train a generation of plant breeders who will help improve the nutritional value of indigenous African crops, has been launched by UC Davis in collaboration with the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the African Orphan Crops Consortium.

  • 6.18.13 — Blue Planet Prize awarded to UC Davis transportation expert

    Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced today by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences.

  • 6.12.13 — Eastern Coachella Valley report finds elevated levels of air and water pollution

    Residents of the Eastern Coachella Valley in Riverside County live every day with elevated environmental hazards in their air and water, according to a new University of California, Davis, study.