UC Riverside wildfire

Wildfire emissions worse in polluted areas

UC Riverside study shows plants grown in poor air release more pollutants when burned than biomass in purer areas.

UC Merced biodiversity

UC Merced study shows early human impacts on biodiversity

Scientists show that even apart from industrialization, humans can - and do - impact ecosystems dramatically.

UC Irvine fusion

UC Irvine alums approach the goal of fusion power

Their experimental reactor may be the most viable avenue yet to a limitless, carbon-neutral energy source.

California sieve Berkeley

California’s water system leaks like a sieve — how to save millions of gallons

Quantifying, much less preventing, H2O loss is almost impossible. UC Berkeley's John Gage wants to solve the problem.

Will cars of the future run on poop?

The U.S. produces over 1 billion tons of manure, including human waste, every year. That mountain of excrement not only poses a disposal problem, it also creates a potent source of greenhouse gases. But to researchers at UCLA, it’s not just a big pile of poop: it’s a really big – and renewable – source of biofuel.

Porter Ranch UC Davis and UC Irvine research

Study: California blowout led to largest U.S. methane release ever

In first study on Porter Ranch, UC Irvine and UC Davis researchers confirm the extent of the pollution, which impacts California's ability to meet state GHG targets.

UCLA ice sheet

Antarctica could be headed for major meltdown

UCLA geochemist finds striking similarities between climate change patterns today and millions of years ago.

UC Santa Cruz oceans study

The wild, wild West Coast

Unexpected phenomena and El Niño leave UC Santa Cruz researchers wondering what the future holds for West Coast ecosystems.

UCLA sea snakes

See something weird in nature? Call your local scientist

UCLA's Brad Shafffer on sea snakes and other signs of natural phenomena.

UC Santa Barbara tracking El Nino

Tracking El Niño’s impact

UC Santa Barbara geologists are measuring coastal erosion and the effects of rising sea levels and storms brought by weather phenomenon.

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