The recent rains aside, the drought bedeviling California still is expected to be the worst in 500 years and will change the way Californians live and work—but not just the people. It’s going to be pretty hard cheese, as Evelyn Waugh might have said, on the critters as well.
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As the spring 2014 semester commences, we proudly launch a year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the formation of the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.
Congratulations to Sara Knox, who was recognized and rewarded for quality research in the geophysical sciences.
Over the next five years, UC Berkeley scientists will study the Eel River watershed in Northern California. What they uncover will help improve global climate models and modeling tools that can be used by state or regional decision makers to guide planning.
The goal of the new Berkeley Food Institute is nothing less than transforming the way the world grows, processes, distributes, and consumes food.
Environmental science, policy, and management professor, Claire Kremen, along with two other Berkeley professors, join the California Academy of Sciences.
Robert (Bob) E. Martin was born on January 9th, 1931 and passed away on October 12, 2013 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He was a professor of Fire Science in the department from 1983-1994.
Calcium can do much more than strengthen bones. The mineral is a critical nutrient for healthy tree growth, and new research shows that adding it to the soil helps reverse the decades-long decline of forests ailing from the effects of acid rain.
Professor Scott Stephens will be speaking at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco in October about the recent Yosemite Rim Fire and how to improve fire policy.
A team led by ESPM Faculty has received a Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant. The grant provides the opportunity for faculty to transform core areas of the undergraduate curriculum.
Professor Scott Stephens was a featured expert on public radio KQED's Forum to discuss the Rim Fire that has been raging near Yosemite National Park.
Low-income neighborhoods are more often exposed to poor environmental quality when compared to wealthier communities, and scientists are saying this gap will increase as climate change is more widely felt.
On the anniversary of his 180th birthday, the ESPM newsletter catches up with Eugene Hilgard to talk about his legacy and other topical matters.
Associate environmental science, policy, and management professor Dara O’Rourke, a labor policy specialist, weighs in on a group of US clothing manufacturers' plan to create a $50 million fund to improve factory safety in Bangladesh.
Public health and environmental science professor Rachel Morello-Frosch has found that minorities are more likely to live in "urban heat islands" and are most at risk during heat waves.
QS is an online journal that publishes rankings of universities and programs worldwide. Their recent survey ranked ESPM number one for environmental sciences.
Peter Oboyski, senior museum scientist at Berkeley’s Essig Museum of Entomology and ESPM alumnus, comments on the discovery, in Hawaii's Bishop Museum, of a new species of beetle.
In the largest U.S. atmospheric chemistry field project in decades, researchers sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other organizations are working to study tiny particles and gases in the air over the southeastern United States.
Through Calbug, any volunteer with Internet access can help read and transcribe hand-written field notes accompanying a million insect specimens, many dating back more than 100 years.