Climate change

A solar panel on the UC San Diego campus

UC ranks first among colleges and universities in green power usage

The Environmental Protection Agency puts UC on top in its new ranking, with nearly half of the university's electricity sourced from green power in 2020.

A city bakes through a heat wave

Poor and minority communities suffer more from extreme heat in U.S. cities

Excess urban heat is common within cities, but not all communities burden the consequences equally.

Land cracked from heat

It’s not just hot. It’s dangerous

Physicians advise on how to stay safe and hydrated as an already record-breaking summer proceeds.

Person in landfill with birds flying over

Holding world leaders accountable for environmental destruction

“Ecocide” is an evolving legal term — now with new international heft.

Researcher using a blow torch on a block

Can we fireproof our houses?

Michele Barbato is looking in unexpected places for ways to build affordable homes that can handle disaster, including wildfires.

A smokestack plant emitting CO2

Can we remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than its been for millions of years. A technique called direct air capture could help.

Firefighters battling the August Complex

UC experts convene to discuss innovative solutions to California’s wildfires

The research symposium focused on enhancing the state’s resiliency to wildfire, extreme drought, and climate change.

Highway aerial view

How to decarbonize California transportation by 2045

A report to the state outlines policy pathways to meet the zero-carbon time crunch.

Gaurav Sant holding samples of concrete

Team led by UCLA professor wins $7.5 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

Researchers developed technology for turning carbon dioxide into concrete.

UC Irvine junior Neda Ibrahim

The environmental justice league

UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative student fellow Neda Ibrahim establishes a campus collective focused on community-driven, equity-based climate solutions.