New research creates a genetic snapshot of California’s honey bee populations, charting 105 years of change for this essential pollinator species.
Drones will play a key role in assessing the impact of highly variable water resources around the state thanks to a new $2.2 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Will China’s crackdown on imported scrap force the US to recycle more of our waste?
A new study from professor Steven Beissinger suggests that many of the state’s birds are adapting to rising temperatures by breeding earlier than they did a century ago.
Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, the impacts of cannabis farming could get worse, according to a new study.
The new institute will be led by former National Parks Service Director Jon Jarvis.
Professor Kremen was recently interviewed about California’s native pollinators on an episode of Just Food.
Faculty and researchers share research findings, strategies for wildfire management, and policy recommendations.
A new Public Policy Institute of California report calls for more active management of the state's headwater forests.
A new study from UC Berkeley researchers helps create a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create communities.
Living within a mile of active wells has been correlated to increased health risks, including heart disease and cancer.
New research from Rachel Morello-Frosch finds that noise pollution is loudest in black neighborhoods and segregated cities
A new study indicates that the impact of a pregnant woman’s exposure to several toxic chemicals commonly found in the environment was generally larger if the mother was stressed.
A study led by ecologists at UC Berkeley has found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the U.S. Forest Service plan to restore Sierra Nevada forests to less dense, and less fire-prone, environments.
A new model developed by members of the Resh Lab can assist researchers in studying how future climate change and pesticide runoff could together impact macroinvertebrate diversity in rivers, which could in turn affect the health of surrounding ecosystems.
Research from the Brashares lab shows that in a fishing community with high rates of disease and declining fish stocks around Kenya’s Lake Victoria, human illness exacerbates unsustainable fishing practices.
Changing rainfall and drought patterns likely play a key role in shaping natural selection among plants and animals in the wild, according to a study co-authored by associate professor Stephanie Carlson.
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) will expand efforts to explore the potential of gene editing in the areas of agriculture and microbiology. ESPM professor Jill Banfield will lead the microbiology group.
A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests that climate change threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.
Berkeley researchers found two compact CRISPR systems, CasX and CasY, nearly doubling the potential tools like CRISPR-Cas9 for genome editing.