UC Berkeley researchers are teaming up with local organizations to plant a specialized fern known to extract a thousand times more arsenic from the soil than a typical plant.
Though the interview was recorded in June, Caldicott and Getz touched on important points relevant to the recent Hurricane Sandy.
Professor Altieri retooled ESPM 117 this semester to involve students in teaching low-income people how to grow food and thus improve their food security and nutrition.
ESPM graduate student Ellen Kersten, professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, and collaborators at USC and Columbia documents case studies that highlight the work of community-based organizations in California dealing with the “climate gap”.
The grant is part of a multi-faceted NSF program known as Dimensions of Biodiversity, a program which will investigate lesser-known aspects of Earth's biodiversity.
Can the local food movement scale up to meet institutional demand without losing sight of its original values?
PhD student Esther Conrad received the prestigious Switzer Environmental Fellowship for her work on water resources issues.
UC Berkeley alumna Kelley Doyle won an award for her senior thesis calculating the campus’s greenhouse gas emissions based on its entire supply chain of goods and services.
A new study by UC Berkeley researchers says diesel exhaust contributes 15 times more than gas emissions per liter of fuel burned.
On Sept. 18, Keith Gilless, dean of the College of Natural Resources, presented the Albany City Council with a progress report on new academic programs related to diversified farming, and their potential impact on the Gill Tract growing grounds.
Air is not the same everywhere. In both urban areas and wild, powerful natural and human forces combine to create intricate mixtures of chemicals that compose the air we breathe, seek for pleasure, or avoid.
By David Danelski, Press Enterprise
Pregnant women exposed to wildfire smoke during Southern California’s epic 2003 fire season had babies with lower birth weights, UC Berkeley researchers have found.
The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry was awarded $3.4 million to train Ph.D. students in the principles of green chemistry and the design of clean-energy technologies.
ESPM interviewed second-year graduate student Joanna Hsu, of the Suding Lab. She is currently working on several projects, including a cross-site analysis of the impact of climate variability on plant communities, and research on food distribution models for a grocery store that will serve low-income neighborhoods.
Professor Neil Tsutsui is a guest expert on the public radio show Radiolab, in an episode uncovering the warlike, marauding Argentine ants.
Ellen Kersten and colleagues' paper, Small Food Stores and Availability of Nutritious Foods: A Comparison of Database and In-Store Measures, Northern California, 2009, examined one of the fundamental tools used in the food environment research.
Getting an opportunity to meet with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu with fellow graduate students from my renewable energy class was definitely an extraordinary moment in my graduate career.
Looking at what our closest-living relatives, monkeys and apes, eat in their natural environment, we can gain insight into the benefits and dangers of consuming estrogenic foods.
The study, published today (Tuesday, June 12) in Ecosphere, used 16 different climate change models to generate what the researchers said is one of the most comprehensive projections to date of how climate change might affect global fire patterns.
With a rise in wildfires predicted in many parts of the country, researchers say controlled burns and other treatments to manage risk should be stepped up.