News Archive

Nov 30, 2016, 2:16 PM
Ben Houlton hasn’t quite settled into his office in The Barn. The new director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment took over the program in August from Mark Schwartz, who had steered the…
Nov 28, 2016, 8:29 AM
UC Davis assistant professor Rebecca Hernandez featured in KPCC online article “A new approach to energy: using old landfill sites to generate solar power.”
Oct 18, 2016, 4:38 PM
California’s coastal redwoods are one of the state’s most prominent icons, drawing more than 2 million visitors a year. Another prominent icon? Fog, winding its way across the coast and through the…
Aug 31, 2016, 1:51 PM
The UC Davis Office of Research has named Benjamin Houlton as the new director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, known as JMIE. Houlton takes over from Mark Schwartz, who has directed…
Aug 10, 2016, 9:36 AM
UC Davis Research Could Solve Pressing Issues in Health, Economics and Sustainability
Jul 18, 2016, 1:12 PM
Rebecca Hernandez, an assistant professor of the [Department of Land and Water Resources] at UC Davis, published a study in November that showed a large portion of solar facilities moving to open…
Jul 15, 2016, 9:17 AM
Twenty-five young African leaders are taking part in an energy-themed institute at UC Davis starting Monday. The group will spend six weeks at the school through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for…
Jun 13, 2016, 2:20 PM
UCTV has posted highlights from the Natural Climate Solutions Symposium, hosted by UC Davis in March. The hourlong video is available for on-demand viewing, and it's on the UCTV schedule, June 20-26…
Apr 15, 2016, 6:57 AM
Sedimentation is a common water quality problem in California. So, it's a big deal that a new study indicates that changes in irrigation technology might help. Researchers have found that large-scale…
Apr 14, 2016, 8:22 AM
LAWR showcases its projects, faculty, and students at Picnic Day surrounded by the beautiful architecture of its home in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Building as well as exhibits in Hoagland…
Apr 8, 2016, 2:07 PM
The 2016 Best Viticulture Paper by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) was recently awarded to a publication by Maya Buelow, Lucas Silva, Kerri Steenwerth, and Sanjai Parikh.
Apr 7, 2016, 1:56 PM
An article by Lionel X. Dupuy and Wendy K. Silk was chosen as the cover story for a recent issue of Vadose Zone Journal with a special section on soils as complex systems.
Mar 22, 2016, 5:23 AM
The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the well was sealed on Feb. 11, according to the…
Nov 23, 2015, 10:25 AM
Four UC Davis faculty members — Peter A. Barry, Xi Chen, Jan W. Hopmans and Chih-Ling Tsai — are newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as announced today…
Jul 30, 2015, 11:23 AM
Please make sure to bring a bowl and fork as well as any custom dressings you may like to use. Lemon, salt and pepper, parsley pesto from the garden, and of course the delicious veggies will be…
Apr 10, 2015, 10:40 AM
Renee Montagne talks to Samuel Sandoval, an assistant professor of water resource management at UC-Davis about the dwindling water table that's used to grow crops in California's Central valley.
Apr 2, 2015, 3:05 PM
Approximately 10 percent of ozone pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley is estimated to be coming from outside of the state’s borders, particularly from Asia, according to preliminary research…
Mar 18, 2015, 10:48 AM
Please join us in congratulating Miguel Mariño, LAWR professor emeritus, as the 2015 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental & Water…
Mar 4, 2015, 3:18 PM
After another winter of below-average precipitation, California's water situation is severe and the short-term outlook is dire. But our situation is not hopeless. The drought’s clear and present…