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Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By Hand

An underground pipeline leak last month released over 100,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, and wound up on Refugio State Beach near Santa Barbara.

06/22/2015

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California Drought Could Lead To Increase In Swimmer’s Itch Cases

The rash-causing parasite is normally found in birds that then pass it to snails and then pass it to humans in the water.

06/18/2015

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Why Does UC Davis Have A Walt Disney World Fire Hydrant?

The hydrant is the exact type specially designed for Disney theme parks. The Clow-made low silhouette hydrant is preferred for places where there’s lots of foot traffic.

06/10/2015

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Professor Finds Continued Education Important Step For New Opportunities

Computer science professor, Patrice Koehl, says his continued educations opened the door to new opportunities in his career.

06/08/2015

wine

UC Davis Researchers Work To Slash Water Usage By California Vineyards

The viticulture and enology department is trying to mitigate drought damage by testing out new watering techniques without compromising grape quality.

05/28/2015

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Education Boosts Confidence For Sacramento Clinical Research Coordinator

Tasked with overseeing clinical trials using only the best clinical practices, oftentimes teaching groups of research assistants at the same time keeps the job of clinical research coordinator in high demand.

05/25/2015

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UC Davis Basketball Coach Jim Les Signs Extension Through 2020-21 Season

Les led the Aggies to the Big West regular-season title and a spot in the National Invitation Tournament last season. They were 14-2 in the Big West and 25-7 overall, a year after going 9-22. The turnaround was the biggest in NCAA Division I last season.

05/22/2015

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Placer County Group’s Decade Of Fundraising Means More Breast Cancer Research At UC Davis

Each one has her own personal war story, but Laura Tyrrell, Cindy Pico, and Carol Garcia have worked for years to turn their rough journeys into something positive.

05/21/2015

brewing

One Final Beer: UC Davis Students Compete For Iron Brew Title

It’s the second year the school and brewery held the competition for the Iron Brew title. Forty students all part of the program worked all semester to come up with the perfect beer to be judged.

05/20/2015

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UC Davis Undocumented Student Center Hailed As Example For Other Schools

UC President Janet Napolitano will host a seminar on Thursday showing how colleges and universities can better serve students living in the country illegally.

05/06/2015

farming drones

Farming Drones Approved By FAA After Testing In California’s Wine Country

Ken Giles, a professor of agricultural engineering at UC Davis, has spent the past several years studying and refining the Yamaha R-MAX unmanned helicopter. The device comes equipped with tanks to fly above crops, including grapes, releasing pesticides and supplements with little labor cost.

05/06/2015

breast milk benefits

Breast Milk Pills Could Be Answer To Curing Intestinal Problems

Researchers have long said that mother’s milk can prevent disease, but in a UC Davis food science lab, scientists apply that old research for a new medical breakthrough.

04/28/2015

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