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.
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.
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.
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.
By Mark Matthews, ABC Local Station KGO
ESPM invites scholars to reflect on the dynamics of science, technology and expertise in international development, domestic development practices, and how these two interact.
A recent study in Science magazine co-authored by Claire Kremen, highlights the importance of wild insects and bees in pollination and agriculture.
Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas, according to international findings published Wednesday.
By Pooja Mhatre, The Daily Californian Staff
Mark Bittman, cookbook author and New York Times food writer, used the occasion of New Year’s Day to throw down the gauntlet for real and permanent change to the U.S. agricultural system. “We must figure out a way to un-invent this food system,” he says in a Times opinion column.
PhD student Kendra Klein sat down with the Switzer Network News to talk about her work in bringing healthy food and sustainable food production systems into hospitals.
President Obama has announced that he will appoint Professor Inez Fung to the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation.
Professor Peng Gong suggests that China's changing leadership can benifit science by bringing in people with more varied backgrounds.
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.
Can the local food movement scale up to meet institutional demand without losing sight of its original values?
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.