Climate change

Tracey Osborne

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.

Single-use plastic forks on a blue background

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.

Testing air quality on a boat

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

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

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.

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