Carbon Neutrality Initiative

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.

UC Davis wheat fields

Climate change to reduce wheat yields by as much as a third, new model suggests

Agricultural technology can help bridge the gap.

UC Riverside glass greener

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

New, low-cost process creates batteries with a lifespan four times better than what's currently sold.

Why the climate change fight needs a new type of entrepreneur

Scientists and global leaders are busy seeking solutions to climate change, but a growing number of experts in the field think that another group will have to play a critical role: entrepreneurs. And now is the time for entrepreneurs to enter the fray.

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