Oceans/marine

Jennifer Smith holding up a flask of seaweed

Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

UC agricultural and marine scientists fight one of the state's biggest sources of methane: cow burps.

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Heat waves in California can be predicted by thunderstorms in the tropics

Advance notice of heat waves could help protect the agricultural riches of the Central Valley.

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Warm seas scatter fish

Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide.

Plastic blag floating in water

The international statistic of the year

Roland Geyer's much lauded finding is a sobering one: 91 percent of the world's plastic waste has never been recycled.

Moon jellyfish

Secrets of the jellyfish genome

The first in-depth look at the jellyfish genome shows how they build a complex life history with simple genes.

Las Varas Ranch

UC Santa Barbara's new coastal jewel

Philanthropist Charles T. Munger makes a gift of the 1800-acre Las Varas Ranch.

Southern Ocean storm

Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Scripps researchers use oxygen, carbon dioxide measurements to infer ocean temperature increase.

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E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

E-cigarettes may be hotly debated, but one thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.

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Sniffing out sharks

A white shark’s acute sense of smell is legendary. Now humans can sniff them out as well.

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A guilt-free flip-flop

Affordable, sustainable footwear is possible — thanks to the power of algae.

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