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A dry field sits beside an orchard in Merced. The drought is expected to cost California's agricultural economy $1.84 billion and 10,100 jobs in 2015, according to a UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences report. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo)

How the drought cost California ag

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

In 2015, the state’s agricultural economy will lose about $1.84 billion and 10,100 seasonal jobs because of the drought, the report estimated, with the Central Valley hardest hit.

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$1.2 million grant continues help for underrepresented students

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Angela Jimenez had her fears. Her parents hadn't talked with her about going to college. And until high school, she hadn't even known anyone who'd been. Was she ready for the academics and other challenges? Now, as a freshman at UC Davis, the 18-year-old from Sacramento is enjoying the support…

Lake Tahoe mobile app lets visitors be citizen scientists

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) has launched a new smartphone app, “Citizen Science Tahoe,” that encourages beach-goers of all ages to tap in what they see at Lake Tahoe—observational data that will be shared with the scientists to better understand conditions around…

Low-wage workers, migration among topics presented by UC Davis sociologists at national conference

University of California, Davis, sociology faculty and students will present about 20 papers at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Chicago Aug. 22 – 25, with much scholarship focusing on issues of the poor and under-represented. Among the paper topics: Low-wage workers'…

'Sierra' magazine: UC Davis is green and cool — again!

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So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about the University of California, Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report, released today (Aug. 11). This makes four out of the past five years that UC Davis has been among the top five in the environmental…

After California wildfires, southern plant species are on the rise

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As California wildfires burn tree canopies and forest floors, the plants that are recolonizing the burned understory are increasingly those found in more southern areas of the West, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. “The plants we’re finding underneath our forests…

Mellon grant will support community-based humanities research

The University of California, Davis, Humanities Institute recently received a $400,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a new program that will support humanities graduate students in leading community-based research projects beginning this fall. Real-world experience for…