UC Davis Science and Climate News https://www.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Science and Climate News for UC Davis en With Flood Risk Rising, Can Community-Based Insurance Fill a Gap? https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/flood-risk-rising-can-community-based-insurance-fill-gap UC Davis helps Isleton, California, launch the state's first community insurance program focused on flood risk, climate adaptation and sustainability in Sacramento County. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/flood-risk-rising-can-community-based-insurance-fill-gap Car Fumes, Weeds Pose Double Whammy for Fire-Loving Native Plants https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/car-fumes-weeds-pose-double-whammy-fire-loving-native-plants A UC Davis study found that wildflowers that usually flourish after a fire were replaced by invasive plants in places where nitrogen from vehicle emissions were high. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/car-fumes-weeds-pose-double-whammy-fire-loving-native-plants Love Songs Lead Scientists to New Populations of Skywalker Gibbons in Myanmar https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/new-populations-skywalker-gibbons-found-myanmar The love songs of the Skywalker gibbon alerted scientists at UC Davis and Myanmar to a new population of the endangered primate in Myanmar. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/new-populations-skywalker-gibbons-found-myanmar New Species of Lamprey Fish Documented in California https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/new-species-lamprey-fish-documented-california Two new species of lamprey fish have been discovered in California, finds a UC Davis study. Emily C. Dooley https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/new-species-lamprey-fish-documented-california The Choreography Connecting Kelp Forests to the Beach https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/choreography-connecting-kelp-forests-beach A UC Davis study uncovers a symphony of synchrony between kelp forests and the beach food web. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/choreography-connecting-kelp-forests-beach Ecosystem Benefits to Humanity Expected to Decline by 9% by 2100 https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/ecosystem-benefits-humanity-expected-decline-9-2100 A UC Davis study of natural capital finds nature's benefits to humanity are expected to decline as climate change shifts ecosystems across borders. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/ecosystem-benefits-humanity-expected-decline-9-2100 Scientists Sequence Genome for Threatened Whitebark Pine https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/scientists-sequence-genome-threatened-whitebark-pine UC Davis scientists and partners sequenced the whitebark pine genome, presenting opportunities to help the threatened, high-altitude tree. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/scientists-sequence-genome-threatened-whitebark-pine Ocean Acidification Creates Legacy of Stress for Red Abalone https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/ocean-acidification-creates-legacy-stress-red-abalone The stressful impacts of ocean acidification can affect red abalone within and across generations, finds a UC Davis study. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/ocean-acidification-creates-legacy-stress-red-abalone In Hotter Regions, Mammals Seek Forests, Avoid Human Habitats https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/hotter-regions-mammals-seek-forests-avoid-human-habitats As the climate warms, preserving forest cover will be increasingly important for wildlife conservation, finds a UC Davis study of North American mammals. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/hotter-regions-mammals-seek-forests-avoid-human-habitats Reforms Needed to Expand Prescribed Burns https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/reforms-needed-expand-prescribed-burns A UC Davis paper pinpoints obstacles and suggests strategies for getting more prescribed fire on the ground in the wildfire-prone U.S. West. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/reforms-needed-expand-prescribed-burns Atmospheric Rivers and El Niño Experts https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/atmospheric-rivers-and-el-nino-experts Atmospheric river and El Niño experts from UC Davis available to talk about the weather with reporters. Malia Reiss https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/atmospheric-rivers-and-el-nino-experts City and Highway Lights Threaten Mountain Lion Habitats https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/light-pollution-impacts-where-mountain-lions-live Artificial light pollution at night threatens mountain lion habitat, making it a factor to consider for wildlife crossings and land use, finds UC Davis study. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/light-pollution-impacts-where-mountain-lions-live Adding Crushed Rock to Farmland Pulls Carbon Out of the Air https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/adding-crushed-rock-farmland-pulls-carbon-out-air Learn from UC Davis researchers how adding crushed volcanic rock to farmland removes carbon dioxide from the air. Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/adding-crushed-rock-farmland-pulls-carbon-out-air Heat Waves Harm Bird Reproduction on Agricultural Lands https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/heat-waves-negatively-impact-bird-reproduction-agriculture Extreme heat diminishes bird reproductive success in agricultural landscapes more so than in forests, a UC Davis study found. Tiffany Dobbyn https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/heat-waves-negatively-impact-bird-reproduction-agriculture UC Davis to Safeguard Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Broodstock https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-safeguard-spring-run-chinook-salmon-broodstock UC Davis joins state and federal fisheries agencies to conserve threatened spring-run Chinook salmon, housing captive broodstock. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-safeguard-spring-run-chinook-salmon-broodstock The Good and Bad Uses of Biomass for California https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/researchers-examine-good-and-bad-uses-biomass-california A UC Davis study examines the good and bad uses of biomass and the best pathways to meet California’s goal of slashing carbon dioxide emissions by 2045. Emily C. Dooley https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/researchers-examine-good-and-bad-uses-biomass-california Why Are Killer Whales Harassing and Killing Porpoises Without Eating Them? https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/why-are-killer-whales-harassing-and-killing-porpoises-without-eating-them Why do killer whales harass porpoises without eating them? Scientists from UC Davis' SeaDoc Society and Wild Orca investigate a perplexing behavior. Katherine E Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/why-are-killer-whales-harassing-and-killing-porpoises-without-eating-them Plug-in Electric Vehicles Archive to Be Housed at UC Davis Library https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/plug-electric-vehicles-archive-be-housed-uc-davis-library <p>During National Drive Electric Week, the University of California, Davis, today (Sept. 27) announced that it has begun to build a Plug-in Electric Vehicles Archive. It will be housed at the UC Davis Library’s <a href="https://library.ucdavis.edu/archives-and-special-collections/about-the-department/">Archives and Special Collections</a> with support from the UC Davis <a href="https://ev.ucdavis.edu/">Electric Vehicle Research Center</a>. </p> Julia Ann Easley https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/plug-electric-vehicles-archive-be-housed-uc-davis-library Gray Wolf Personality Research Uses Puzzle Boxes, Rain Sticks https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/gray-wolf-personality-research-uses-puzzle-boxes-rain-sticks Novel research out of UC Davis seeks to shed new light on the lives of gray wolves. Emily C. Dooley https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/gray-wolf-personality-research-uses-puzzle-boxes-rain-sticks Scientists Investigate Green Sea Turtle Tumor Disease https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/scientists-investigate-green-sea-turtle-tumor-disease <p>A new epidemiological study of endangered juvenile green sea turtles in eastern Brazil suggests that factors such as water temperature, salinity and proximity to environmental stressors could trigger the development of a tumor disease associated with a herpesvirus.</p> Emily C. Dooley https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/scientists-investigate-green-sea-turtle-tumor-disease