Carbon Neutrality Initiative

Greta Thunberg at the United Nations

Why Greta Thunberg is so powerful

Researchers analyze how Greta Thunberg’s moral framing influenced the impact of her United Nations speech.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

Young people protesting climate change

The University of California declares a climate emergency

UC President Janet Napolitano and all 10 chancellors recognize ‘the need for a drastic societal shift to combat the growing threat of climate change.’

UC Irvine campus

Care about the planet? UC campuses stand out in Sierra magazine’s ‘Cool Schools’ list

Seven campuses are among nation's most eco-friendly, while UC Irvine sets a record for being in the top 10 for a decade.

AVP of Energy and Sustainability David Philips and Katie Maynard at the award ceremony for the sustainability champion

Meet UC’s 2019 Sustainability Champion

Katie Maynard developed from an undergrad studying biology into one of UC's most potent forces for environmental change.

Heat map of the world's climate

Media creates false balance on climate science, study shows

About half of mainstream media visibility goes to climate-change deniers, many of whom are not climate scientists.

Joshua Tree National Park with a rainbow

Iconic Joshua trees are facing extinction

The national park would retain just 0.02 percent of its tree habitat if no climate change action is taken.

Ross Ice Shelf

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scientists discover an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe the threats it may face.

UC Merced solar panels on the Science and Engineering building

UC is now the No. 1 university in the country for renewable electricity

UC leads universities across the country in the EPA's Green Power Partnership rankings.

Kira Stoll, UC Berkeley's director of sustainability stands with solar panels on the top of the Recreational Sports Facility.

Cool Campus Challenge winners announced

More than 22,000 people took actions to reduce their environmental impact during the month-long competition to reduce UC's carbon footprint.

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