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Closing the loop on sustainable aquaculture

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2 new agreements between UC Davis, Australia

Global Affairs and the Office of Research recently announced separate partnerships with Australian entities: Global Affairs with Hort Innovation, for research in horticulture; and the Office of Research with CSIRO, the country’s premier national science organization, for research in agriculture and more.

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Ecologist Susan Harrison elected to National Academy

Susan Harrison, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. As an ecologist, Harrison studies the processes that shape and maintain plant species diversity at the landscape scale.

 

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Santa Clara Valley Water District Board postpones vote on Delta Tunnels

Left to right: Tony Estremera, District 6; Richard Santos, District 3; John L. Varela, District 1; Gary Kremen, District 7; Barbara Keegan, District 2; Nai Hsueh, District 5; and Linda J. LeZotte, District 4. Photo courtesy of the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
By Dan Bacher | May 6, 2018 | 

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors decided at a special meeting Wednesday evening to put off their decision on whether to participate in Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, citing the requests by Board Members for additional time to review the large volume of materials provided to them by staff.
The board will revisit the issue on Tuesday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the board room at the district headquarters, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118... Read More

If El Niños happen twice as often in the future, what happens to seabirds?

More frequent El Niño events in the future may have surprising impacts on seabirds and some fish species, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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California's love affair with big oil from marine 'protection' to cap-and-trade

By Dan Bacher | April 27, 2018 |  
My long series of articles investigating the power of Big Oil in California, including my coverage of the passage last year of Jerry Brown’s legislation extending California’s cap-and-trade program past 2020, began at the Annual Legislative Fisheries Forum at the State Capitol in March of 2009.
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Kaiser Permanente Vacaville honored For environmental excellence

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville honored For environmental excellence

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center has been named a top 25 hospital for environmental excellence by Practice Greenhealth, a national group dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. In all, Kaiser Permanente received 16 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards. The Environmental Excellence Awards are given each year to honor environmental achievement in the health care sector. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth for its sustainability work every year since the awards program began in 2002.