This solar greenhouse could change the way we eat

Greenhouses have a long list of benefits: higher food production, less water use, less pesticide need, longer growing season, better working conditions. There’s a problem: they’re expensive, both to install and to operate. But thanks to solar technology developed at UC Santa Cruz, greenhouses are enjoying a new moment in sun.

Mariah Watson UC Davis

UC president honors students with the President's Award for Outstanding Student Leadership

Three students from UC Davis and UCLA are recognized at the UC Board of Regents meeting.

stretchable electronics

UC’s climate of innovation pays off for California

UC is increasingly playing a pivotal role in the California economy as a driving force behind successful startups.

Will cars of the future run on poop?

The U.S. produces over 1 billion tons of manure, including human waste, every year. That mountain of excrement not only poses a disposal problem, it also creates a potent source of greenhouse gases. But to researchers at UCLA, it’s not just a big pile of poop: it’s a really big – and renewable – source of biofuel.

UC Global Food Initiative student fellow Hoaithi Dang (right of mascot) is one of three UC Merced students selected to speak at the upcoming session of Clinton Global Initiative University.

Three students chosen for Clinton Global Initiative University

Three of UC Merced’s student sustainability stars will share ideas about the future and network with international students and dignitaries at the upcoming session of Clinton Global Initiative University at UC Berkeley.

Dahlia Garas plugging in her electric vehicle at UC Davis' West Village

Big wins for UC sustainability in 2015

UC made great strides in 2015 toward its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025, with investments in renewable energy leading the way.

UC's top 10 stories of 2015

From expanding enrollment to tackling climate change, 2015 was a big year for the University of California.

Cool Campus Challenge

Cool Campus Challenge crowns a winner

UC Irvine emerged victorious after a tight race to the finish in the first Cool Campus Challenge.

Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly

Dire climate forecast inspires upbeat film for a warmer ‘Tomorrow’

A paper on climate change by UC Berkeley professor Anthony Barnosky inspired the new film "Demain." 

View over Paris at sunset

UC brings California’s climate change message to Paris

All eyes will be on Paris next week as the nations of the world come together to negotiate the future of the planet at the 2015 UN Climate Conference (COP-21), and California will be at the table.

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