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2012-06-27 10:21:07

DAVIS, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's new hope for one of North America's most polluted rivers. In a Strategic Plan released recently by the California-Mexico Border Relations Committee, faculty of UC Davis Extension--commissioned by the New River Technical Advisory Committee--outline a plan for restoring the New River, which runs from Mexicali in Mexico to the Salton Sea in the Imperial Valley. "The plan proposes taking a community...

2011-10-25 12:17:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Davis, and BGI, the world's largest genomic institute, based in China, have signed a historic agreement that will change the landscape of genomic sciences in California and the Western states, and foster critical breakthroughs in the areas of food security and human, animal and environmental health. The new partnership will establish a state-of-the-art BGI sequencing facility for immediate use on the UC Davis...

2011-08-17 06:07:00

Callers to 1-800-NO-BUTTS Can Receive a Free 2-Week Starter Kit SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For a limited time, the California Smokers' Helpline is sending free nicotine patches to callers from 34 counties in California. Eligible tobacco users who call 1-800-NO-BUTTS and enroll in the free telephone-based quitting program will receive a free two-week starter kit of patches, while supplies last. Smokers from the following counties are eligible: Alpine, Amador,...

2011-07-01 00:14:49

The Yolo County Personal Injury law firm of the Law Offices of Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson launches an improved website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced personal injury lawyer or get answers to basic legal questions. Yolo County, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 The Yolo County, California law firm of Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson announces the launch of an improved website to provide a more valuable online legal resource to current and potential...

2011-05-23 14:13:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) contracted with West Sacramento based general contractor Brown Construction in 2010 for the Tercero II student housing project. Seven of Brown Construction's subcontractors working on the project, including 84 Lumber and Russell/Thompson, Inc., were ordered by the California Labor Commissioner to pay a total of $3.25 million in civil wage and penalty assessments. Earlier this year, Valery...

2011-05-19 07:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest planned Zero Net Energy development in the U.S. is readying for its debut this fall. Under construction on the University of California, Davis campus, UC Davis West Village is combining advanced energy efficient design features with a 4-megawatt (MW), high efficiency SunPower solar power system to achieve the largest planned Zero Net Energy development in the nation. UC Davis West Village is the product of an innovative...

2010-11-09 20:41:37

Stock prices suggest a 90-year gap At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new University of California, Davis, study based on stock market expectations. The forecast was published online Monday (Nov. 8) in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. It is based on the theory that long-term investors are good predictors of whether and when new energy technologies will become commonplace. "Our...

2010-07-27 07:00:00

WOODLAND, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yolo County, SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) today announced that SunPower has completed the design and construction of a 1-megawatt solar power system at the Yolo County Justice Campus in Woodland, Calif. Yolo County, which owns the system and associated renewable energy credits, is financing the purchase using multiple funding sources, including clean renewable energy bonds and qualified energy...

2010-03-17 16:00:00

WOODLAND, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yolo County, SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) today announced that SunPower will design and construct a 1-megawatt solar power system at the Yolo County Justice Center in Woodland, Calif. Yolo County, which will own the system and associated renewable energy credits, is financing the purchase using multiple funding sources, including clean renewable energy bonds and qualified energy conservation...

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2009-12-22 10:40:00

Building a new ski run by bulldozing a mountainside rather than only cutting its shrubs and trees is far more damaging ecologically, yet might offer only a week's earlier start to the downhill season, says a new UC Davis study. And even that extra week of revenue may be partly offset by higher summer maintenance costs. UC Davis ecologist Jennifer Burt's study of seven winter resorts in California and Nevada's northern Sierra Nevada range found that ski slope grading, compared to clearing, is...