Climate change

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?

Ross Ice Shelf

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scientists discover an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe the threats it may face.

Rockfish in among kelp

Marine animals more vulnerable to global warming than those on land, study says

An international team of scientists finds the ocean is changing more dramatically than land.

Collection of plastics

Measuring plastic's impact on our air

Researchers determine the extent to which plastic contributes to climate change. It's a lot.

Jennifer Smith holding up a flask of seaweed

Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

UC agricultural and marine scientists fight one of the state's biggest sources of methane: cow burps.

Orange sky with clouds

Heat waves in California can be predicted by thunderstorms in the tropics

Advance notice of heat waves could help protect the agricultural riches of the Central Valley.

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