Sustainability

Concrete Solutions That Lower Both Emissions and Air Pollution

March 23, 2020
Concrete production contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gases, and demand continues to rise as populations and incomes grow. Yet some commonly discussed strategies to reduce the sector’s global GHG emissions could, under some scenarios, increase local air pollution and related health damages, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

The Future of Food

January 14, 2020
Food is more than the energy that fuels our bodies –– it is preventive medicine. Maybe not a cheesy chimichanga, but the type of food that is loaded with vitamins and proteins can maximize the benefits to the human body.

Taking a Byte Out of Big Data in Farming

January 13, 2020
The volume of data produced globally is massive, tracking everything from how much television we watch, to worldwide weather patterns, to the nutrient content of the soil we use to grow food.

The Delta’s Sinking Islands

January 12, 2020
A fight over the management of a diked island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is shining a light on a growing conundrum for California water managers, farmers and environmentalists over the best way to restore natural habitat on cropland created more than a century ago by draining marshes.

Greta Thunberg and Mass Protests Defined the Year in Climate Change

December 30, 2019
Most climate scientists will be quick to say that 2019 was the year that Greta Thunberg truly became a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old Swedish activist has become the face of that newly energized climate movement and was recently named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Energy Leaders Spark Connections at UC Davis Workshop

November 25, 2019
UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering partnered with the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Big Idea to host the Global Campus Energy Manager’s Workshop on Oct. 22 – 24. More than 70 participants from around the world attended and shared ideas on energy efficient projects.

Innovating Dairy Digester Research

October 23, 2019
Dr. Pramod Pandey who is a faculty member and cooperative extension specialist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine focuses on better ways to manage dairy waste material for both large and small farms.