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Lorena Anderson

June 1, 2020

About 4.5 billion people around the globe do not have access to adequate sanitation, and what they do have — typically pit latrines and lagoons — are responsible for widespread illnesses and a portion of the greenhouse gases that are warming the planet. UC Merced Professor Rebecca...
From the white, sugary sands of Hawaii to the white, powdery slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Natural Sciences Professor Stephen Hart has his eye on climate change. For the past two years, the professor, who’s affiliated with the Sierra Nevada Research...
UC Merced’s library used to be one of the trashiest places on campus – patrons generated a lot more garbage than recycling. But all that garbage led to an invention by two campus staff members that could help UC Merced reach the zero landfill waste...
  Nine new members of this year’s UC Merced Women’s Volleyball team, from all around the Central Valley, are among the campus’s first group of recruited student athletes. They began practice and play in early August, and already hosted their first...
MERCED, Calif. — People talk about climate change all the time. But researchers at the University of California, Merced, are working to find out exactly how it will affect the millions of people who depend on the San Joaquin River for their drinking...
Campus diners who take out their meals are helping save the environment one container at a time. UC Merced is the first campus west of the Mississippi to use the new OZZI container-recycling system, and in just the week since the container-collection...
MERCED, Calif. — Researchers at UC Merced are taking an important step toward a statewide water-monitoring system by installing wireless sensors across the American River basin. The system, which is also being used in the Sierra Nevada, is designed to...
The risk of losing your home to a wildfire could double within the next 40 years, according to modeling done by UC Merced Professor Anthony Westerling. In a paper prepared for the California Energy Commission and released today, Westerling and coauthor...
There’s a reason the UC Merced plasma lab is isolated behind a locking fence near the entrance to campus. There’s some serious heat being produced down there. Engineering professors Gerardo Diaz, Wolfgang Rogge and Yihsu Chen and a group of students are...
They traveled nearly 20 hours by plane and bus across 5,700 miles to spend three weeks in the Central Valley sun. Fifteen engineering students from Dankook University in Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea, have come to UC Merced to get hands-on experience in...

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