Plant and Environmental Sciences Doubles Up on Green Certifications

Quick Summary The Plant and Environmental Sciences building at UC Davis earns LEED gold for operations and maintenance The first-ever BREEAM certification for in-use academic building in United States The goal with BREEAM ‘is to build sustainable practices into our operations across campus’ UC Davis’ Green Building Team has news to shout from the rooftop…

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Women in STEM (new website)

Campus recently launched the UC Davis Women in STEM web page, https://www.ucdavis.edu/women-stem. The page includes profiles, videos, resources, and news about campus initiatives and efforts to recruit, support, and advance women in STEM fields. People across campus are welcome to share the content, as appropriate, with their key audiences. You can link to the page…

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Carbon Reduction, the Unrealistic Paris Agreement, and Alternatives for California

Climate scientists from three countries have determined that the carbon reduction goals set at the Paris Agreement in 2015 are not feasible. Regardless of whether the U.S. remains part of the Paris climate accord, scientists at the University of California, Davis, are developing additional agricultural methods to offset increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases, thereby reducing…

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Inventing a Low-Cost Solution to Reduce Moldy Foods: ‘DryCard’ Takes the Guesswork Out of Drying

How do you see dryness? Solar drying is a simple way for smallholder farmers to preserve their harvest, but knowing when food is dry enough to store is complex. UC Davis researchers invented a low-cost, easy-to-use tool that farmers can use to measure food dryness, called the DryCardTM. In developing countries, mold growth on dried…

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