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Study finds human activity is major factor driving wildfires

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:23
Berkeley, George Washington study finds human development patterns as important as climate change in causing California wildfires

Campus team honored in EPA RainWorks contest

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:02
A UC Berkeley student team took second place in the E.P.A.'s Campus Rainworks Challenge, a competition looking for innovative stormwater-management solutions on college campuses. The plan would revamp a problematic stretch of Strawberry Creek to reduce flooding, restore ecological diversity and provide a site for teaching and learning.

Ashok Gadgil, and the search for smarter water, energy strategies

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:59
Climate change will mean droughts that could prove catastrophic in some regions, says the Berkeley professor who is leading the U.S. side of a new $64 million collaboration with China to develop ways to conserve water in energy production and use.

Birgeneau wins prestigious National Science Board award

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:25
UC Berkeley chancellor emeritus wins Vannevar Bush Award for extraordinary public service, scientific leadership and relentless support for equity and inclusion in higher education.

Do gut microbes shape our evolution?

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:51
Biologist proposes that microbiota can steer a host's evolution in new directions

Mellon Foundation extends funding for Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:24
A quest for new ways of understanding urban form and experience.

Study helps map path to improved cassava production

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:36
A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, a staple and major source of calories for a billion people

Watching the Sierra snow melt

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:22

The secret language of microbes

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:00
Different strains of fungus 'speak' different dialects, showing that microbial communication is more complex than once thought

Space weather satellite ICON on course for summer 2017 launch

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:00
Mission led by UC Berkeley will study impact of Earth's weather on space weather

Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:00
Surprise discovery of 17-billion-solar-mass black hole in sparse area of local universe

Berkeley’s newest field site, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, gets a facelift

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:54
A pristine but wired area of rolling green hills is an ideal site for studying California's oak woodlands

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 03:00
Findings support active learning and critical thinking in schools and workplaces

UC Berkeley honored for stoking Bay Area innovation, economic growth

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 17:00
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance has named UC Berkeley the 2016 Legacy Award honoree.

For students, a key to careers in biomedical and biotech fields

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:00
Shilpi Mathrani wanted a career in the biomedical field. To a student, though, the industry can seem like an exclusive club. For Mathrani, UC Berkeley's Bio-Manufacturing to Market program held the key.

Berkeley professor suggests a look at aligning state’s climate and tax policies

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 17:00
Professor says legislators should study climate goals in relation to tax policy.

Saul Perlmutter to lead dark energy team on NASA’s new WFIRST mission

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 13:10
New NASA mission will unravel secrets of dark energy and dark matter, and explore evolution of the cosmos

Faster, more accurate tsunami warnings with GPS

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 16:06
Instruments already in place around the world could allow nearly 20 minutes more to evacuate coastal areas, UC Berkeley seismologists report.