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.
The increasingly couples-focused public-health policy for AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa underestimates the role that cheating spouses play in transmitting the virus, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.
By Pooja Mhatre, The Daily Californian Staff
A new paper, published in Conservation Biology, exposes a critical factor underlying disagreements, shedding light on past controversies and providing a path forward.
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.
The Walter B. Langbein Lecture is awarded and presented annually. Professor Sposito received the Lectureship for his lifetime contributions to the basic science of hydrology and unselfish service promoting cooperation in hydrologic research.
This month, we caught up with one of our distinguished alumni, David Warner (Conservation & Resource Studies, 1976), founder and owner of Redhorse Constructors.
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.
ESPM Professor Rosemary Gillespie and her colleagues focus on the Hawaiian islands’ insect and spider life in search of clues to how animals explore and settle into new niches, leading to increasing biodiversity over time.
Eating certain veggies not only supplies key nutrients, it may also influence hormone levels and behaviors such as aggression and sexual activity, says a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
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.