Wildfires are becoming a year-round thing in California, because of drought and climate change. The state needs to up its forestry game in response.
In a piece about scientific literacy, psychology professor Tania Lombrozo discusses public knowledge of scientific concepts and facts, as revealed by recent polls, on "13.7," an NPR blog.
Professor finds California’s most important lesson may be its demonstration of the links between economic growth and environmental protection.
Researchers say promotion of clean energy helps build key political coalitions
In a course on western water history, Paiute tribal elder Harry Williams shares his knowledge of ancient ditches in California's Owens Valley, site of pivotal, early water wars. Students' research "will help us fight for the water rights of our people,” he says.
Discovery unleashes immune system to fight cancer
Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots
Californians support stronger efforts to fight climate change by requiring more electricity to come from renewable resources and cutting gasoline use in half, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS).
Organic frameworks could help remove and convert carbon pollution
Berkeley cultivates the drought-tolerant nutritious grain, a good fit for California
Berkeley experts mapping out the Bay Area's housing scene see a high-income enclave, without
Physicists search for deviations from normal gravity
New this fall at UC Berkeley is a minor in food systems, which will explore the role of food within the environment and society.
One type of neotropical spider is able to maneuver as it falls
Berkeley CUP shares campus's start-up ecosystem nationally
For more than 100 years, the tower has housed prehistoric fossils from the La Brea tar pits. Now climate-change researchers are finding them a priceless source of information.
Physicist Mary K. Gaillard's new book chronicles her trials and tribulations in a male-dominated field
Gemini Planet Imager finds first exoplanet in quest to understand planet formation
Unusual hunting and mating behavior in Central American octopus
Genome helps track genetic roots of octopus camouflage and nervous system