New research from the Berkeley Agroecology Lab shows that, on average, cover cropping leads to climate benefits without sacrificing farm-level productivity.
Revitalizing the Gill Tract’s habitat for monarch butterflies
New trees and California native plants will provide crucial habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators in the East Bay.
Q&A: Water as a Human Right
In a recent Q&A Professor Michael Mascarenhas discusses the political, social, and economic factors that cause inequities in access to safe and affordable water.
Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension Kristin Dobbin is working to make sure that California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act takes rural drinking water users into account.
Indigenous science is key to adapting to climate change
UC Berkeley and the Karuk Tribe use Indigenous and western science to cultivate resilient food systems under changing climate conditions.
Breaking down climate policy’s political barriers
A review of climate policy found that politics should not be seen only as a constraint but also be recognized as a target of intervention to advance environmental solutions.
Air quality improvements from EVs concentrated in wealthy areas
A new study suggests that existing environmental inequalities may worsen as motorists continue to adopt these cleaner alternatives.
Residents’ water security concerns could spur climate adaptations
In a survery of California households led by assistant professor of Cooperative Extension Kristin Dobbin, 85% of respondents reported that they were concerned about long-term reliability of their water supply.
Exploring the complexities of cannabis farming in rural areas
A new study by ESPM researchers offers data to help understand drivers and perspectives of cannabis farmers.
Patina K. Mendez on "Why I Do Science"
ESPM continuing lecturer Patina K. Mendez discusses what she loves about research and teaching in Breakthroughs magazine.
Student Spotlight: Wanees Hannan
The graduating environmental science major will deliver the student address during Rausser College of Natural Resources' 2023 commencement.
Four seniors named winners of the 2023 Babcock Prize in Environmental Science
Endowed as a tribute to longtime soil chemistry professor Kenneth Babcock, the prize recognizes high-achieving ESPM undergraduates.
Institute for Parks opens nominations for board of advisors
The UC Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is now accepting nominations to the Board of Advisors.
Monitoring the recovery of freshwater ecosystems in Pinnacles National Park
Recent research from the lab of professor Albert Ruhi shows that the moist subsurface area below the dry creek bed served as a refuge for insects during the dry season.
Following the Flow
ESPM researchers advance knowledge of California’s sensitive freshwater ecosystems.
As rising seas disrupt toxic sites, communities of color are at most risk
A study co-authored by ESPM and ERG researchers shows that as rising seas threaten to flood hundreds of toxic sites along the California coast, the risk of flood-related contamination will fall disproportionately on the state’s most marginalized communities.
The Future of Water
Five ESPM faculty members are featured in this Breakthroughs magazine story about how climate change is altering the water cycle.
Wetland restoration helps California combat climate change
Restoring 1,200 acres of the Dutch Slough can offset the carbon emissions of 1,000 cars per year, according to UC Berkeley research.
Three Rausser College graduate programs are among the best in the U.S.
The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings place Berkeley programs in microbiology, environmental science, and environmental policy and management in the top 5.
Improving wildlife restoration outcomes through community engagement
A first-of-its-kind study by UC Berkeley researchers found that wildlife restoration efforts are more likely to succeed if conservationists partner with local communities.