Sustainability

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.

Tech for Sustainable Food Production

October 09, 2019
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Professor David Slaughter is the champion of the Smart Farm Big Idea. He believes the next era of agriculture begins with the expertise here at UC Davis. We spoke with him about what Smart Farm is and how it has the potential to change the way we grow food worldwide.

The Problem with Levees

August 01, 2019
The World Water Initiative brings together UC Davis experts from all fields to solve water issues like flooding.

Where Will We Find Tech-Savvy Farm Workers?

July 24, 2019
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) professor David Slaughter, a man at the forefront of digital technologies in specialty crop farming, can feel the early tremors of farming’s major disruptive force approaching.

Hoofing IT at the Dairy Barn

July 12, 2019
Professor Cassandra Tucker of animal sciences has been working with cows at the UC Davis Dairy Teaching and Research Facility to help improve animal welfare through the use of accelerometers. These accelerometers, or “cow Fitbits,” are placed around the neck of the cow like a collar or hung as an ear tag.

Small Towns, Big Flood Waters

May 15, 2019
Nicholas Pinter, champion of the World Water Initiative, and UC Davis undergraduate student James "Huck" Rees are hoping their research in flooding will help towns reduce their risk and, if appropriate, consider moving out of harm's way.