Environment archive

NPR’s ‘Teacher Feature’ profiles biologist Tom Carlson with video

NPR’s ‘Teacher Feature’ profiles biologist Tom Carlson May 31, 2013:

NPR’s Flora Lichtman of Science Friday profiles ethnobotanist Thomas Carlson and his love of teaching in a new segment called “Teacher Feature.”

World’s top scientists: California & nations must act now on environment

World’s top scientists: California & nations must act now on environment May 23, 2013:

At the request of California Gov. Jerry Brown, UC Berkeley biologist Tony Barnosky prepared with 15 other scientists a consensus statement about the environmental problems endangering Earth and what policy makers should do about it, and garnered more than 500 signatures before presenting it to Brown on May 23.

Research News Brief

Research News Brief March 12, 2013:

A new study published in Ecology Letters analyzing 23 crops from 14 countries shows that diversified, organic farming boosts the abundance and diversity of pollinators. Animal-pollinated food products account for about one-third of the calories in the human diet, and upwards of 90 percent of some critical micronutrients, like vitamins A, C and E.

Berkeley-led consortium gets $3.4 million for transit research

Berkeley-led consortium gets $3.4 million for transit research March 5, 2013:

The University of California Transportation Center, a consortium led by UC Berkeley, has received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for research into new multidisciplinary research in three key areas of interest surrounding transit development: environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness and livability.