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UC Berkeley's Blodgett Research Forest, the marked, colored block to the west of the main King Fire blaze, likely will begin backfiring tonight to protect it from being overtaken by wildfire.

King Fire Puts UC Research Forest to the Test

By Ann Brody Guy, College of Natural Resources Updated Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Calfire has back-fired off of the roads that wrap around the east and south ends of Blodgett (not on … [Read More]


Shifting Perceptions of Who Can Enjoy Nature

Rue Mapp, one of the newest additions to the Cal Alumni Wall of Fame is being recognized for her work supporting diverse participation and appreciation of the great … [Read More]

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ESPM Ranks First in Environmental Sciences for 2nd Consecutive Year

We are proud to announce that ESPM ranked first in environmental sciences in the 2014 QS World Universities Rankings by subject! The annual QS World University Rankings by … [Read More]

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Study Suggests Changes in Farming Practices can Save Evolutionary Diversity

BERKELEY — A new study by biologists at Stanford University and UC Berkeley highlights the dramatic hit on the evolutionary diversity of wildlife when forests are transformed … [Read More]


Biologists Try to Dig Endangered Pupfish Out of its Hole

BERKELEY — Scientists estimate that fewer than 100 Devils Hole pupfish remain in their Mojave Desert home, but a conservation biologist at the University of California, … [Read More]

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