Carbon Neutrality Initiative

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UCs top Sierra magazine's ‘Cool Schools’ rankings

UC Irvine takes the top spot with five other UC campuses in the top 30 of the Sierra Club’s sustainable schools list.

Tracey Osborne

Professor Tracey Osborne taking on complex, grand challenges in climate and social justice

All of our greatest challenges are connected, says Osborne, and solutions lie in the recognition of that fact.

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UC to ditch single-use plastics

The University of California is taking a stand against the throwaway culture that is choking our oceans and landfills with single-use plastics.

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The next trend in food: Edible insects?

A lot of people think you should be eating more insects.

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Coronavirus global slowdown is cleaning the skies. How long will it last?

Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming.

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All-star lineup to honor 50th anniversary of Earth Day in ‘Forces of Nature’

Environmental leaders and thinkers to explore what it means to care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

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UCLA developing policy to phase out single-use plastics

The move could drive regional change and would make UCLA one of the largest universities in the U.S. to take action.

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Solar power at night?

It’s no joke, says a professor developing prototypes of nighttime solar cells capable of generating power.

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Your biggest daily exposure to air pollutants comes while driving your car to work

Learn the best combinations of fan speed and ventilation mode to protect your respiratory health.

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A teaching tool for a warming world

A new digital platform helps teachers in disciplines from psychology to literature incorporate climate change into their curricula.

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