Climate change

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In an extraordinary year, an unwavering commitment to sustainability

Despite massive disruptions caused by the global pandemic, UC made significant progress in its efforts to combat climate change and build resilience across its campuses.

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Greta is right, researchers say

A global team of scientists suggests extraordinary action on sustainability is necessary soon to avoid a dark future.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID!) science stories you might have missed in 2020

During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.

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UC Merced becomes the first public research university in the country to achieve carbon neutrality

A landmark accomplishment for the campus, two years ahead of its goal.

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California cities doing the most on climate action

California is leading the way on emission cuts, and it's no coincidence its leading cities feature UC campuses.

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How a UCSF team is giving Cronutt the sea lion a second chance with neuroscience

Cronutt, a sea lion suffering from toxic algae-induced epilepsy — a problem on the rise due to climate change — gets a shot at a better life.

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UCs top Sierra magazine's ‘Cool Schools’ rankings

UC Irvine takes the top spot with five other UC campuses in the top 30 of the Sierra Club’s sustainable schools list.

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Professor Tracey Osborne taking on complex, grand challenges in climate and social justice

All of our greatest challenges are connected, says Osborne, and solutions lie in the recognition of that fact.

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UC to ditch single-use plastics

The University of California is taking a stand against the throwaway culture that is choking our oceans and landfills with single-use plastics.

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Coronavirus global slowdown is cleaning the skies. How long will it last?

Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming.

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