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UCR wins $10 million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture

The University of California, Riverside, has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S. This Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant is one of nine given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, annually to...
By Jules Bernstein | UCR News |

ENSC 2020 Online Graduation Ceremony

Join us on Sunday June 14th at 11 AM to celebrate the success of our students via Zoom.

Department of Environmental Sciences Plan to Action

The Department of Environmental Sciences joins in solidarity with our Black community of students, staff, and colleagues to strongly condemn racism. View our Plan to Action

Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge

Grasslands across the globe, which support the majority of the world’s grazing animals, have been transitioning to shrublands in a process that scientists call “woody plant encroachment.” Managed grazing of drylands is the most extensive form of land use on the planet, which has led to widespread efforts to reverse this trend and restore grass...
By Holly Ober | UCR News |

New commuter concern: cancerous chemical in car seats

The longer your commute, the more you’re exposed to a chemical flame retardant that is a known carcinogen and was phased out of furniture use because it required a Proposition 65 warning label in California. That is the conclusion of a new UC Riverside study published this month in the journal Environment International. While much...
By Jules Bernsten | UCR News |

Roux Associates is seeking to hire UCR students

Roux @RouxAssociates is seeking to hire UCR students majoring in environmental engineering, geology, chemical engineering, environmental science mechanical engineering, physics, biology, and chemistry. Read more and RSVP.

Agricultural area residents in danger of inhaling toxic aerosols

Excess selenium from fertilizers and other natural sources can create air pollution that could lead to lung cancer, asthma, and Type 2 diabetes, according to new UC Riverside research. The UCR research team conducted previous studies in the Salton Sea area, which contains selenium-rich wetlands and soils toxic to birds and fish. The researchers’ studies...
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