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Scientists present approach for evaluating Tahoe’s near-shore

Scientists today presented research findings and recommendations to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board that address Lake Tahoe’s aquatic nearshore environment and the heightened interest in understanding factors contributing to what they say is its apparent deterioration. The Lake Tahoe Nearshore Evaluation and Monitoring Framework, a project funded during Round 10 of the Southern […]

Confucius Institute opens at Davis

A new institute devoted to Chinese food and beverage culture — the first of its kind in the world — is getting cooking at the University of California, Davis. The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis featuring Chinese song and dance at the Mondavi Center for […]

Institute expands marine sciences at UC Davis

The new Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute at the University of California, Davis, will bring a new undergraduate program in marine sciences, a spruced-up Bodega Marine Laboratory, and enhanced opportunities for collaboration and education among marine scientists spread across UC Davis. From the laboratories at the university’s main campus near the state’s political center of […]

Lake Tahoe clairity reported improved

While clarity improved at Lake Tahoe for a second straight year in 2012, long-term trends show that climate change is impacting the Lake Tahoe Basin with drier years, less precipitation, higher lake temperatures and projected lower lake levels. These conclusions are found within the lake’s annual health exam, ”Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2013,” released Aug. 7 by […]

UCD study: Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands

Cattle grazing and clean water can coexist on national forest lands, according to research by the University of California, Davis. The study, published June 27 in the journal PLOS ONE, is the most comprehensive examination of water quality on national forest public grazing lands to date. “There’s been a lot of concern about public lands […]

New technology squeezes out building leaks

A new building-sealing technology developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, will get a real-world test today at a Habitat for Humanity home in Stockton, Calif. Developed by scientists at the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center, the green technology is designed to take the guesswork out of sealing building leaks, which account […]

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Lake Tahoe clarity the best it’s been in 10 years

Lake Tahoe’s clarity improved in 2012 for the second year in a row, and its waters were the clearest in 10 years, according to University of California, Davis, scientists who study the lake. Last year’s average annual clarity level was 75.3 feet, or a 6.4-foot improvement from 2011, according to data released Feb. 27 by the UC Davis Tahoe […]

UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standards for LEDs

It is not enough to be energy efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high quality and reliable to win over consumers. That message, from the California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, helped prompt the California Energy Commission to include quality criteria for LED replacement lamps in its first-in-the-nation energy efficiency […]

Don’t flush that fish down the loo

Well-intentioned children and aquarium hobbyists seeking to “free” their pet fish down a toilet bowl or into a local waterway may inadvertently be contributing to the threat of invasive species downstream, according to a new report from the University of California, Davis. In a report released today to the California Ocean Protection Council, lead author […]

Emerging virus in raccoons may provide cancer clues

Rare brain tumors emerging among raccoons in Northern California and Oregon may be linked to a previously unidentified virus discovered by a team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of California, Davis. Their findings, published recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, could lead to a better understanding of how viruses can cause […]

UC Davis Children’s Hospital featured in launch of catalog

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is taking part in the launch of the first-ever crowdfunded hospital gift catalog — GiveMiracles.org — as part of a national campaign led by the world’s largest crowdfunding-for-good platform, Fundly, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through GiveMiracles.org, individuals wanting to give back with their holiday gifts can purchase critically-needed medical equipment […]

Pollution-detecting aircraft surveys PG&E pipeline for gas leaks

University of California, Davis, atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s natural gas pipeline for methane leaks. Specialized instruments on Conley’s plane allow UC Davis researchers to detect gas leaks several miles downwind from the source. “What sets us apart is we […]

Climate model may overstate black carbon’s influence

Global climate models may be overstating the warming properties of black carbon particles, according to new research led by the University of California, Davis. The study will be published online Aug. 31 in the journal Science. “Our results don’t change the fact that things are going to warm — just to what degree, literally,” said […]

Report shows increased Lake Tahoe clarity

Despite an extreme weather year, overall clarity at Lake Tahoe improved in 2011. Yet underlying trends portray a more complex picture of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem, according to the annual “Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2012,” released Aug. 9 by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at the University of California, Davis. The data reveal how natural forces and […]

UC Davis scientist prepares for Mars Rover landing

As the Mars rover Curiosity prepares for landing on Aug. 5 after its nine-month, 352-million mile journey through space, UC Davis Geology Professor Dawn Sumner will be making preparations of her own. A co-investigator for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory team, Sumner will spend the first four “Martian” days — which are 40 minutes longer than […]

Couch potatoes sought for UC Davis exercise study

A UC Davis research team is seeking participants for a study that will help determine if a personalized or standard exercise plan works better for improving exercise capacity. “Exercise has well-known benefits, but it’s not clear that a one-size-fits-all approach is best for everyone,” said Ivan Anderson, a research fellow in cardiovascular medicine and co-principal […]

Teachers invited to Ag Summer Institute

Educators from El Dorado and Amador counties are invited to attend the Teacher’s Ag Summer Institute set for June 19, 20 and 21. The workshop will bring together classroom teachers, farmers, ranchers, environmental educators and agricultural and natural resource specialists to gain a deeper understanding of agricultural systems and how they sustain the health of […]

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