CITRIS PI Gil Tal calls plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, a gateway to electric vehicle usage.
Preparing for a warming world: CITRIS at the vanguard of climate tech research
By supporting interdisciplinary work and seeding multicampus projects, CITRIS helps to keep the University of California at the forefront of climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.
CITRIS Foundry announces spring 2023 cohort
The CITRIS Foundry welcomes seven teams advancing IT solutions in medical diagnostics, wildfire detection, AI applications and more
CITRIS Foundry alumni innovate for a more sustainable world
This Earth Month, we shine a spotlight on nine climate and energy tech startup successes out of the UC’s multicampus incubator program.
CITRIS Foundry startup Wonderfil aims to solve single-use plastic problem
Funded by CITRIS Tech for Social Good and the CITRIS Foundry, Wonderfil allow customers to refill on household products without generating extra waste.
CITRIS-funded project helps assess post-wildfire fate of ecosystems
The project, led by led by UC Davis’s Gary Bucciarelli, will apply AI to help predict the impact that fire will have on a landscape.
Carbon offset gatekeepers over-credit projects, says CITRIS’s Haya
Researchers led by Barbara Haya found that registries allow developers to over-credit carbon offset projects with climate savings benefits.
CITRIS PI talks climate change with NPR Morning Edition
While the IPCC’s latest report describes a dire situation, experts such as UC Berkeley’s Solomon Hsiang see room for hope.
Stephens talks California forestry health with NYT
Recent aerial surveys of California forests found shocking results: the death of 36 million trees, including resilient firs, in 2021–22.
Registration is open for the 2023 EDGE in Tech Symposium
Join us Thursday, March 2, for Smarter Tech for a Resilient Future, a virtual symposium highlighting the experiences of experts using emerging technologies to advance innovation for more sustainable infrastructure.
Gridware founders discuss CITRIS Foundry and the startup ‘fast lane’
UC Berkeley alumnus Tim Barat‘s experiences as an electrical lineman inspired him to co-found Gridware, a venture in the spring 2020 CITRIS Foundry cohort.
CITRIS Foundry alum WattTime partners with Toyota, Lexus
The environmental tech nonprofit has partnered with Toyota and Lexus to implement an easy way to identify the most eco-friendly time to charge electric vehicles.
Viers weighs in on California flooding in NYT, Bloomberg
An atmospheric river has caused intense rainfall in Northern California, resulting in broken levees and flooded communities.
2023 EDGE in Tech Symposium: Smarter Tech for a Resilient Future
CITRIS selects 8 multicampus projects for 2022 Seed Awards
The eight selected proposals, submitted by interdisciplinary teams from Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz, will receive up to $60,000 for their work, thanks in part to external philanthropic support.
CITRIS researchers to help Northern California communities reduce wildfire risk with dynamic modeling and serious games
With $2.5 million from the NSF, a multicampus UC team is partnering with a dozen Bay Area orgs to help residents respond to natural disasters more quickly.
CITRIS ED offers op-ed on meat industry’s effects on climate change
CITRIS Executive Director Camille Crittenden points out an avenue for improving our climate impact — reassessing our menu — in a recent Berkeley Blog post.
UC Merced drought report estimates $1.2B impact to California ag in 2022
CITRIS PIs Josué Medellín-Azuara and Joshua Viers are co-authors on a report on the impact of the 2020–22 California drought.
WattTime highlighted as tech nonprofit exemplar in Forbes
WattTime, a 2014 CITRIS Foundry venture, is a growing force for good.
Are carbon offsets too good to be true? Haya suggests caution in Time
CITRIS Climate researcher Barbara Haya encourages people to instead make cash contributions directly to a climate-positive cause.
Kammen talks climate justice with Associated Press
CITRIS researcher Daniel Kammen co-authored an IPCC report that found links between inequity and vulnerability to climate change.
Clarity Movement Co. project featured in Forbes
“Clean air is a fundamental human right,” said Clarity CEO David Lu. “Our motivation is simple. If you can’t measure it, you can’t fix it.”
Viers, Hestir to quantify California water use with NASA support
CITRIS at UC Merced leadership will collaborate with local agencies to mine satellite data for California’s Central Valley.
CITRIS researchers discuss California’s recent heat wave
When California saw an unprecedented heat wave over Labor Day weekend, CITRIS researchers were on hand to explain.