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Bruce Gallaudet

More pedal power would make for a much greener world

A dramatic global shift to increased cycling and electric biking, or e-biking, could cut energy use and carbon dioxide emissions from urban transport by up to 10 percent by 2050 compared to current estimates, while saving society nearly $25 trillion. That is according to a report by UC Davis and the New York-based Institute for […]

Rat poison at pot farms is killing forest weasels

The situation is growing worse for fishers being poisoned by rodenticides on illegal marijuana grow sites in California, according to a study by a team of researchers led by UC Davis and the Integral Ecology Research Center, based in Blue Lake. Fishers are midsized weasels that live in isolated forests of California, Oregon and Washington. […]

UCD’s West Village is 82 percent toward zero net energy

UC Davis’ West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero-net-energy community, continues to work toward its goal of producing 100 percent of the energy it uses. A report released Wednesday by UCD and the West Village Community Partnership LLC said the community is 82 percent of its way toward reaching zero net energy, or ZNE. The analysis […]

October 01, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Common flu virus more likely to emerge in East Asia

Novel strains of influenza A, the most common type of flu virus, are more likely to emerge in East Asia than in North America, according to a global analysis by the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and EcoHealth Alliance, an organization dedicated to conservation and health. However, a lack […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Winery wastewater is a viable water source for vineyards

Making wine requires water beyond what it takes to grow grapes. There are bottles to wash, barrels to scrub and floors to clean. But what if the water left over from all that cleaning was treated and reused to irrigate vineyards? It sounds like a promising practice, especially during a drought, but would it hurt […]

October 08, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Study: Fish sold at markets contain man-made debris

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris — plastic or fibrous material — in their guts, according to a study from UC Davis and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia. The study, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to directly link plastic […]

September 25, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Scientists: It’s time to reform wildfire management

With nearly 9 million acres burned across the nation, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most destructive wildfire seasons yet in a decade strung with devastating fire seasons. And with drought and climate change, wildfires are only predicted to get worse. In a commentary published Thursday in the journal Science, a team […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Less algae key to keeping Tahoe blue

Lake Tahoe’s iconic blueness is most strongly related to algae, not clarity, according to research released today by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

In their report, “Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2015,” researchers found the lower the algal concentration, the bluer the lake.

The report also includes updates related to clarity, climate change, drought and new research at Lake Tahoe.

The assumption that lake clarity is tied to blueness has driven …

Nine lives? Humans cause most puma deaths in SoCal

The biggest threat to Southern California mountain lions is us, confirms a comprehensive 13-year study of the population’s mortality and survival from UC Davis. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, combined genetic and demographic data to determine that even though hunting mountain lions is prohibited in California, humans caused more than half the […]

July 19, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Canada’s crude oil releases higher emissions than U.S. sources

Gasoline and diesel fuel extracted and refined from Canadian oil sands will release about 20 percent more carbon into the atmosphere over its lifetime than fuel from conventional domestic crude sources, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, UC Davis and Stanford University. The researchers used a life-cycle, or […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

California’s wildflowers losing diversity in warmer, drier winters

Native wildflowers in California are losing species diversity after multiple years of drier winters, according to a study from UC Davis, which provides the first direct evidence of climate change impacts in the state’s grassland communities. The study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on 15 years […]

June 26, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sea stars, urchins foretell long-term marine changes

In August 2011, scientists at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory walked into their labs to a strange, disturbing sight: Thousands of purple sea urchins and other marine invertebrates were dead in their tanks, which are fed directly by seawater. Outside, the tea-colored ocean washed up carcasses of red abalone, large sea stars and football-sized, […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD team helping care for oiled wildlife in Santa Barbara

Team members from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at UC Davis have joined crews responding to the oil spill in Santa Barbara County. They are coordinating the wildlife response effort as part of the unified command interagency emergency response team. Network staff and faculty were called away from an oil spill conference in Alaska to respond […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Marine life vulnerable from materials in sunscreens, boats

Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins, according to a study from UC Davis. The authors said this could pose a risk to coastal, marine and freshwater environments. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, is the first to show that the […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,
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