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August 2013

  • 8.28.13 — Program to improve air quality within national parks, South Korea

    From the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the peaks of Denali and the swamps of the Florida Everglades, the IMPROVE network, overseen by the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at UC Davis provides air quality data to help enhance the skies over national parks in the United States. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the measurement network, and its first expansion beyond North America’s borders — to South Korea.

  • 8.22.13 — Institute to usher in new era of marine sciences at UC Davis

    The new Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute will bring a new undergraduate program in marine sciences, a spruced-up Bodega Marine Laboratory, and enhanced opportunities for collaboration and education among marine scientists spread across UC Davis.

  • 8.14.13 — We're still a ‘Cool School’: top 10 three years in a row

    UC Davis is among the 10 “greenest” universities in the United States for the third year in row, as declared by the Sierra Club magazine.

  • 8.12.13 — Age matters for song sparrows and climate change

    What’s good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at UC Davis and Point Blue Conservation Science.

  • 8.7.13 — Lake Tahoe’s annual health report: clarity, climate and new technologies

    While clarity improved at Lake Tahoe for a second straight year in 2012, long-term trends show that climate change is impacting the Lake Tahoe Basin with drier years, less precipitation, higher lake temperatures and projected lower lake levels.