Agriculture and environment
Riverside researchers have been awarded nearly $1.7 million to develop improved cowpea varieties. The research, will benefit resource-poor African farmers.
UC researchers are training sheep to have an aversion to grape leaves so they can eat weeds in vineyards without harming the crop.
UC scientists are working on alternatives to methyl bromide - an odorless, colorless gas that has been used for years as a soil fumigant, particularly in strawberry fields.
California growers and processors are working with University of California scientists to study the biology, ecology and possible sources of E.coli in agricultural systems.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a research and innovation initiative that includes an effort at UC's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop clean, sustainable energy.
Long involved in exploring ways to curb global warming, the University of California will play a big role in helping the state reach its new goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020.
Fourth- through sixth-grade children experience earth sciences firsthand in the nearly 6,000 acre reserve located in the Santa Ynez Valley near UC Santa Barbara.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying how pollution affects the health of coral reefs.
Scientists at the UC-managed, Joint Genome Institute gain more insight into one of the key elements of wine production.