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.

Tracey Osborne

New UC Center for Climate Justice launches

The new center seeks not only to address the root causes of climate change, but also the broad range of associated social, racial and environmental injustices.

Woman in a garden

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.

The Earth with flames on it

Greta is right, researchers say

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

Gradient of UC colors

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.

Solar panels on top of UC Merced campus buildings

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.

San Diego cityscape

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.

Cronutt post-op

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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