Content Tagged with: Department Of Environmental Sciences

Climate change will decimate Palm Springs, Coachella Valley tourism

A new UC Riverside study finds that climate change will have a devastating effect on the greater Palm Springs area’s dominant industry — tourism. Thousands known as “snowbirds” flock to the region annually from elsewhere in the country to escape freezing winters. However, due to climate change, the number of...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge

Vegetation changes can outweigh climate change in rangeland water budgets

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

New commuter concern: cancerous chemical in car seats

A new UC Riverside study concludes the longer your commute, the more you're exposed to a chemical flame retardant that is a known carcinogen, phased out of furniture use because it required a Proposition 65 warning label in California.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

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.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Testing chemicals for birth defects using stem cells, not mice

UC Riverside researchers are helping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminate animal testing

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Climate change: a dirt-y business

Groundwater is essential for growing crops, but new research shows climate change is making it harder for soil to absorb rainfall. While the idea that soil particles rearrange themselves in response to environmental conditions is not new, scientists once thought these shifts in the ground happened slowly. Not anymore. A...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

More intensive water cycle could have impact on biodiversity, human health, and water and food security

By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology

Climate change predicted to bring more extremes to inland southern california

Regional report authored by UCR researchers is included in California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology