Climate change

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.’

UC Irvine campus

Care about the planet? UC campuses stand out in Sierra magazine’s ‘Cool Schools’ list

Seven campuses are among nation's most eco-friendly, while UC Irvine sets a record for being in the top 10 for a decade.

A drone with wildfire in the background

A search engine tool for first responders

Real-time text, photo and video data could help first responders better allocate resources when disaster strikes.

Heat map of the world's climate

Media creates false balance on climate science, study shows

About half of mainstream media visibility goes to climate-change deniers, many of whom are not climate scientists.

Floodplain near the Mississippi River

Small towns, big flood waters

How do you move an entire town threatened by floods?

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