Climate Change

Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives & Safety Impacts in Agriculture

February 12, 2020

Over the past decade, California has become more prone to weather extremes, including increased frequency and severity of heat waves, droughts, and wildfires.

How have these weather extremes affected the work, health, and safety of agricultural employers and farmworkers? How are they preparing for the future?

A Look Back at 2019

December 06, 2019
WCAHS looks back at Research and Outreach activities for 2019.

Wildfires

Wildfires are increasing in frequency and severity and preparing for them on an annual basis is a new experience for most farmers.

Protecting Human Health in a Changing Climate

July 03, 2019
As extreme weather events occur more frequently and increase in severity each year, WCAHS is proud to welcome investigator, Kathryn (Katie) Conlon, PhD, and her research expertise related to adaptation strategies to protect human health in a changing climate.

Climate Change

Extreme weather caused by climate change requires changes in farm management, crop and livestock practices, and farmworker health and safety measures.

Animal Agriculture, Air Quality, and Climate Change

April 17, 2019
Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis discusses the challenges that California dairies will face as they attempt to reduce agricultural emissions by 2030. 

A Look Back at 2018

December 13, 2018
WCAHS had a very busy year with research and outreach activities throughout the western states.

Wildfire Safety Tips

July 09, 2018
No matter where you are in California, it is likely you will experience smoke from wildfires, which contains fine particles that can harm your health.

Wildfire smoke and pesticides – a dangerous mixture?

October 09, 2017
Potential health risks of wildfire smoke may be magnified due to pesticide application across California’s vast agricultural land and the use of fire retardants to fight fires.