UCSF's multiple water-saving projects have resulted in savings of 29 million gallons of water annually. UC President Janet Napolitano has issued a challenge to all 10 UC campuses to reduce water consumption 20 percent by the year 2020.
January 27, 2014
April 11, 2013
The UCSF Medical Center recently published its first sustainability report, which documents a variety of initiatives underway for constructing green buildings, conserving energy and water, offering sustainable food and creating systems to divert waste.
February 21, 2013
UC San Francisco is developing a management plan for the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve to keep it a healthy forest, as well as safe and accessible to the community.
November 28, 2012
California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two UCSF faculty members to a state committee that identifies chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.
April 20, 2012
Keeping her eyes on the strawberry fields of central California, the bustling diesel truck routes in Oakland, and the stubborn toxic soils of the former Naval ship yards at San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunter’s Point, UCSF Associate Professor Gina Solomon, MD, MPH will soon have a new vantage point — the state capitol.
March 22, 2012
Radiation exposures to the people in Japan from meltdowns at three Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactors in the wake of last year’s devastating earthquake and 45-foot tsunami have been less than what people were exposed to in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster a quarter century ago, according to two experts who spoke at UCSF.
August 12, 2011
UC scientists explain radiation risks from everyday background radiation, medical imaging and nuclear power plant accidents in the aftermath of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
June 20, 2011
UCSF family practice nurse Lisa Thompson is calling attention to the dangers of rustic stoves – which use biomass fuels such as wood, coal, animal dung and crop residue – and result in harmful pollutants adversely affecting people in developing countries.
January 14, 2011
Tracey Woodruff, director of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, offers tips on how to avoid everyday toxins in our environment.
January 12, 2011
Noah Hawthorne, a second-year medical student at UCSF, won first place in a student photography contest for his photo titled “Celestial Patriarch.”