UC Davis electric vehicles

How electric vehicles could take a bite out of the oil market

Shifting to plug-in cars could play a key role in helping oil demand taper off in the next few decades.

UCLA chai app

UCLA study helps Californians save electricity — and money — this summer

To participate in the study, download a free app, which transmits real-time updates to help you tweak your usage.

Zero carbon conference UC Santa Barbara

How a (nearly) zero-carbon conference can be a better conference

Borrowing a page from Netflix can help slash university emissions by as much as a third.

UC Santa Barbara wind turbines

How to pass laws to fight climate change

Don't say climate change — 'renewable energy' is the phrase that gets things done, study finds.

downpour UC Riverside

California could get wetter this century

An analysis of 38 climate models suggests the state may want to break out its umbrella.

Yosemite UC Merced

How the Sierra Nevada could become a polluter

We rely on trees to process carbon. But wildfires and climate change could wreak havoc on that process.

UC Irvine small waves

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

UC Irvine-led analysis of data from India could have dire implications for the future.

UC solar EPA green

EPA recognizes the University of California as a national ‘green power’ leader

University recognized for its leadership in sustainable operations.

UC nuclear power

The simple fact that could put the brakes on nuclear energy

If you follow the headlines, nuclear energy seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. A new generation of nuclear innovators is emerging, young tech startups are poised to disrupt a lethargic industry, and there’s a palpable wave of optimism over the potential for nuclear power to help combat climate change. But at recent UN climate change conferences, the word “nuclear” was barely heard. Why the disconnect?

UC Berkeley ModRoof

Thinking inside the cardboard box

UC Berkeley engineers use materials at hand to solve global problems, like roofing material made from recycled cardboard.

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