Climate change

Jane Goodall sitting with a chimp

All-star lineup to honor 50th anniversary of Earth Day in ‘Forces of Nature’

Environmental leaders and thinkers to explore what it means to care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Purple night sky

Solar power at night?

It’s no joke, says a professor developing prototypes of nighttime solar cells capable of generating power.

Smoke stacks

A teaching tool for a warming world

A new digital platform helps teachers in disciplines from psychology to literature incorporate climate change into their curricula.

Greenland ice

Outlook for the polar regions in a world that's 2 degrees warmer

A major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines its global consequences.

Pregnant woman in front of a fence

Many pregnancies are shorter as climate change causes more 90-degree days

The startling trend could cause health risks for newborns.

Airplane flying over the sea

Planning a trip abroad? Before you pack, check the air pollution levels

Study finds even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city is bad for your health.

Arctic sea ice

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

New study narrows the predicted timeframe for one worrying result of climate change.

Potatoes in hand

How garbage from landfills is advancing UC's clean energy future

Landfills are a major source of greenhouse gas emssions. UC's new biogas deal turns that pollution into an energy source.

Greta Thunberg at the United Nations

Why Greta Thunberg is so powerful

Researchers analyze how Greta Thunberg’s moral framing influenced the impact of her United Nations speech.

Young people protesting climate change

The University of California declares a climate emergency

UC President Janet Napolitano and all 10 chancellors recognize ‘the need for a drastic societal shift to combat the growing threat of climate change.’

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