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4 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

NASA: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Southwest Water Supplies

An analysis of data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Mission indicates the U.S. Southwest is more vulnerable to drought and water shortages than previously believed.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | The Spectrum

USDA declares 15th Farmers Market Week

USDA declares 15th Farmers Market Week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared Aug. 3 through 9 as "National Farmers Market Week."


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Food Technology

US-China collaboration will have 'significant impact' on food safety

A Californian college has joined with one of China's leading agricultural universities in the first step to establishing a Sino-US food safety research centre.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA

Business Journal

Survey asks about life, business opportunities in Sacramento

A foodie paradise? Stuffy government town? A community in transition? The city of Sacramento wants to know how you feel about the area, and has released an a anonymous survey asking the entire community to weigh in on strengths and weaknesses.


Sacramento's tomato scent, taste, and climate change food insecurity

In the midst of climate change, Sacramento's famous reputation for growing tomatoes is the current topic on growing tasty tomatoes at the University of California, Davis.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science

UC Davis Olive Tree Lane

Olive Tree Lane is a closed road, lost on the agricultural properties of UC Davis.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Apiculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

UC Davis professor explains history of Israel-Gaza conflictUC Davis...

UC Davis political science professor Zeev Maoz joined us to help explain the history behind the current conflict between Israel and Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News


CSU receives $1.5 million to develop new crop for biofuels

Colorado State University Bioagricultural Sciences Associate Professor John McKay has been awarded nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new crop for biofuels.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

PhysOrg Weblog

Breast milk reveals clues for health

Evidence shows that breast-feeding is good for babies, boosting immunity and protecting them from a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

Medical Daily

Early Life Experiences, Not Race, Determine Risk Of Cognitive Impairment In Later Life

A new study finds that it's the level of intellectual stimulation one has had during childhood, not race, that affects cognitive impairment in old age.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

Law Professor Blogs Network

Article on Physician Aid in Dying

David Orentlicher , Thaddeus Mason Pope and Ben A. Rich recently published an article entitled, The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying , JAMA, Vol.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

Rocklin and Roseville Today

Preventive Autism Treatment Focus of Research Awards

The Hartwell Foundation has presented an Individual Biomedical Research Award to Professor Judy A. Van de Water of the University of California, Davis, recognizing research that could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S. Van de Water, an immunologist and professor of internal medicine in the UC Davis School of ... (more)


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Medicine, Genetics, Best of 2007

National Public Radio

A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War

On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today.


Related Topix: History in the News

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Encouraging charitable giving: Eileen Hamilton learns from her own experiences

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of a series on happiness and well-being featuring Santa Cruz County residents, highlighting the guiding beliefs and philosophy as well as the challenges, achievements and struggles that have given meaning to their lives.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz County, CA, Wedding, University of the Pacific, UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Farm briefs: New Glenn dairy adviser, farm bill changes

KARLE IS GLENN DAIRY ADVISER >> Betsy Karle has joined the University of California Cooperative Extension as its new dairy adviser and county director.


Related Topix: Glenn, CA, Glenn County, CA, Tehama County, CA, Agriculture, Science, Chico, CA

The Globe and Mail

Vancouver Park Board holds meeting to decide fate of cetaceans

Trainer Indy Canagaratnam feeds beluga whale Kavna at the Vancouver Aquarium. Research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program.


Related Topix: Canada, UC Santa Cruz, California

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Cathie Anderson: Computer whiz struggled in high school but now earns millions with Rocklin business

Ken Gracey was the better student, graduating from UC Davis with a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering.


Related Topix: Computers, Electronic, Basic

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Cutting-edge research can feed the world

In 1906, the same year the great San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed much of the city, California made a momentous decision that continues to pay dividends for our state and world.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition, Opinion

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

New Front Yard: Monarchs love this pretty milkweed

This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum "New Front Yard" series, 41 drought-tolerant and beautiful plants well adapted to our region.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Medical News

UC Davis' Heather Young chosen for GSA's Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award

The Gerontological Society of America - the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging - has chosen Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of California, Davis, as the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Health