Water in California is the focus of a new interactive website about the state’s complex waterways. California Water from the Sierra to the Sea features interviews with faculty experts, as well as an interactive map of state and federal water projects. Produced by the UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, the online tool explains the challenges Californians face in managing this critical natural resource
A group of researchers from several universities just completed a two-week expedition in Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, aimed at finding solutions to water quality challenges.
Despite oft-repeated claims by sources ranging from the United Nations to music star Paul McCartney, it is not true that consuming less meat and dairy products will help stop climate change. "Smarter animal farming, not less farming, will equal less heat," says Frank Mitloehner, a UC Davis authority on farming and greenhouse gases. "Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries."
Doctors may soon be able to quickly diagnose the cause of pneumonia-like symptoms by examining chemicals in a patient's urine, suggests a new study led by UC Davis biochemist Carolyn Slupsky. A rapid, accurate diagnostic test for pneumonia could save lives by enabling doctors to begin appropriate treatment earlier. Slupsky notes, "The goal is a tool for rapid, accurate diagnosis so that patients can quickly begin treatment with the appropriate medication."
Prospective UC Davis students get details on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from a source they can trust — Aggie Ambassadors. Since 1998, UC Davis students who join Aggie Ambassadors have conducted on-campus tours and traveled widely, promoting the majors and educational opportunities in our college. Along the way, they learn leadership and communication skills, and can earn academic credit as well. (Photo: Korie Robinson/UC Davis)
UC Davis will lead an international effort to help developing countries rise out of poverty through improved production and marketing of high-value horticultural crops. The new global Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program (Horticulture CRSP) is a five-year, $15 million program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
A partnership between UC Davis scientists and ice-cream maker Häagen-Dazs is bringing new hope — and new facilities — for beleaguered honey bees.