UC Irvine plastic waste

UC Irvine chemists help find way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

New method could see trash inexpensively recycled into other commodities.

UC San Diego vessel biofuel

Ship voyages on 100 percent renewable biofuel for 1 year

A UC San Diego research vessel realizes UC's commitment to sustainability over 14,400 nautical miles.

G7 summit in Ise-Shima Japan

UC climate experts hail G7 agreement to address short-lived climate pollutants

Landmark decision by the world's industrial powers could significantly slow rate of global warming.

Tom Steyer at UC Carbon Slam

Steyer: Students must lead on climate solutions. Students: We’re on it.

Students competing at the UC Carbon Slam event showed they have what it takes to tackle the biggest issue of the day.

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.

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