Tag Archives: environment

Gray Whales in a Changing Environment

The North Pacific gray whale has been called an “ecosystem sentinel” because it appears this species responds to large-scale environmental changes. Global climate change may ultimately make the biggest impact on these ocean giants.

Join us as special guests Wayne Perryman and Dave Weller of Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) discuss how novel information on gray whales is reshaping scientists’ understanding of this species.

Watch “Gray Whales in a Changing Environment” and make sure to check out all of our ocean science videos from the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

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Keeping It Green – The Future of Farming, Part 3

There’s no question agriculture has a considerable environmental footprint.

In the third installment of the UCTV Prime series “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming,” you’ll see how UC Davis researchers are working with farmers across the state to find ways to reduce that impact. We’ll talk about water, soil and air and we’ll take a look at the “Bovine Bubbles” that brought one UC Davis researcher international attention and “cleared the air” when it comes to how much gas cows really produce.

Watch “Keeping It Green – 9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming,” only on UCTV Prime, the University of California’s YouTube original channel. Stay tuned next week for the fourth and final installment in this series!

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Marine Science Looks to the (Sea) Stars

First things first, don’t call them starfish – they’re sea stars. It makes sense, really; there’s not much that’s “fishy” about these beautiful creatures.

Extremely sensitive to shifts in temperature, the ochre sea star is considered a “keystone species” for monitoring the effect of changing air and ocean temperatures on California’s marine life.

In the latest edition of UCTV Prime Cuts, Eric Sanford of the UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Lab puts these beautiful creatures to the test, using their appetite for mussels as the yardstick.

Marine Science Looks to the (Sea) Stars – UCTV Prime Cuts

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California’s Agricultural Edge

California agriculture is a $37.5 billion industry, with the Golden State being home to nine of the nation’s top ten producing counties.

In the first episode of UCTV Prime’s new four-part series “9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming,” we take a look at innovation born at UC Davis that has changed the way farmers do their jobs, and see how agriculture experts of the future are preparing to meet the many challenges ahead.

Next week (Oct 30), we’ll show you what’s coming in high-tech agriculture that could very well help feed the world’s growing population, expected to hit 9 billion by the year 2050.

Farming Today – 9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming

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9 Billion Mouths to Feed

It’s a big world — and getting more populous by the minute. How can we sustainably feed the global population, projected to reach 9 BILLION by 2050?

UCTV Prime’s 4-part series 9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming,  premiering Oct 23, shows how researchers at UC Davis are developing innovative ways to feed the world without depleting our resources, while also training the next generation of farmers in sustainable, high-tech farming practices.

Check out the trailer, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, to keep up with this series — and plenty more from the University of California!

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