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.
Professor Neil Tsutsui is a guest expert on the public radio show Radiolab, in an episode uncovering the warlike, marauding Argentine ants.
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.
Professors Whendee Silver and Dennis Baldocchi speak with NPR correspondent Christopher Joyce about 'carbon ranching'.
The Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems brings together researchers, writers, and practictioners to focus on feeding the world's growing population, while addressing poverty and lack of access to land.
The funguslike pathogen that causes sudden oak death is showing up more frequently at lower elevations in the Oakland hills. But the disease remains patchy and has not spread as aggressively.
By Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan, Special to The Chronicle