Sustainability

New UC Davis center paves the way for rock dust research

February 14, 2021
Faculty at the University of California are carrying out several remineralization studies across multiple campuses that they hope will deliver a more holistic understanding of California soils’ carbon storage potential.

Rep. Matsui and husband donate to support climate research

December 15, 2020
Rep. Doris Matsui of Sacramento and her husband, Roger Sant, are propelling UC Davis’ climate work with a gift to Project Carbon, which is developing new, high-tech ways to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide and reduce greenhouse gases.

UC Davis receives grant to increase dietary fiber in wheat

November 16, 2020
The University of California, Davis, has a received a nearly $500,000 Seeding Solutions grant from the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to increase the dietary fiber content in wheat products.

New technology speeds up crop improvement

October 13, 2020
Gene editing can improve crop performance, but there’s a catch: It can be hard to grow plants from cells after you’ve tweaked their genomes.

Cultural burning lights way to ‘rethinking fire’

October 01, 2020
As wildfires burn bigger, hotter and more frequently each year, state and local agencies, groups and landowners are increasingly looking to Native people — the original land managers — for guidance on living with fire.

UC Davis establishes research, training in cultivated meat

September 23, 2020
A consortium of researchers at the University of California, Davis, aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat, supported by a new grant of up to $3.55 million from the National Science Foundation Growing Convergence program, in addition to previous support from the Good Food Institute and New Harvest.