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Not necessarily the most efficient way to keep your cat hydrated…
Less than 1% of the earth’s water is available for our use and with each passing day, the availability of clean water is diminishing. As California experiences record drought conditions, now more than ever, every drop counts.
Making your shower shorter by 1-2 minutes can save up to 700 gallons of water per month.
You can lose more than 20 gallons of water per day from a single drippy faucet.
How are you conserving? Let us know how you’re conserving water in your home.

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Not necessarily the most efficient way to keep your cat hydrated…

Less than 1% of the earth’s water is available for our use and with each passing day, the availability of clean water is diminishing. As California experiences record drought conditions, now more than ever, every drop counts.

  • Making your shower shorter by 1-2 minutes can save up to 700 gallons of water per month.
  • You can lose more than 20 gallons of water per day from a single drippy faucet.

How are you conserving? Let us know how you’re conserving water in your home.

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Meet the movers and shakers of the pollination biz

Pollination is vital to life on earth, but most pollinators are so nimble and quick that we never quite see them in action. In his visually stunning TED Talk, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us a close-up view of the intricate world of pollen and pollinators. 

Watch the full talk here »

Help us count pollinators today: spend three minutes outside counting pollinators — bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds and bats — and let us know how many you see.

Right now, honey bees and other pollinator populations are being threatened by a number of factors including disease, mites, and loss of habitat and food sources. Your answers will help create a clearer picture of pollinator populations.

On May 8, 1914, the president signed an act of Congress to channel scientific advances from university research to everyday people working and living in the United States.

On May 8, 2014, California residents will collaborate on a dataset that further connects public higher education with community.

Tomorrow is the day to #BeAScientist and tell us how many pollinators you see, where food is grown in your community, and how you’re conserving water in your home, garden, landscape, and farm. 

Visit beascientist.ucanr.edu to participate.