U.C. Merced's Eco-Friendly Expansion

March 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
U.C. Merced is moving forward with a more environmentally friendly plan to expand the campus.Almost 1,900 students attend the school now, but administrators expect to top 8,000 students within ten years.

The university turned in a new permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday.

The new plan for expanding the campus will do less damage to the area's wetlands and use about one hundred fewer acres than originally expected.