LA aqueduct

$1.2 million awarded by UCLA to help Los Angeles County thrive despite climate change

Developing smart grids and converting wastewater are among the projects earning grants as part of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.

UC Santa Cruz pelicans ecosystems

UC Santa Cruz documents one of the earth's most biodiverse places

New definitive resource published on the structure and function of California’s ecosystems.

UC Irvine sea levels

Decade of rising seas slowed by land soaking up extra water, study finds

Scientists at UC Irvine and NASA provide the first measurements of how the earth's absorption of liquid is — temporarily — depressing sea levels around the world.

General Sherman tree

Native plants fall behind as climate change transforms California

In a systemwide effort, UC researchers show that invasive species are adjusting faster to changes in habitats.

Redwood ferns

Drought hits redwood ferns hard, new study shows

UC Santa Cruz researchers find that extreme conditions test limits of plants and forest ecosystem.

Climate champion UC Merced

Faculty Climate Champion at UC Merced puts plan into action

Biodiversity professor to engage community in sustainability through concept of "lines."

Dahlia Garas plugging in her electric vehicle at UC Davis' West Village

Big wins for UC sustainability in 2015

UC made great strides in 2015 toward its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025, with investments in renewable energy leading the way.

Ocean warming

Study shows global ocean warming has doubled in recent decades

Scientists find that half of the global ocean temperature increase since 1865 has occured over the past two decades.

Conley measures methane emissions in Southern California

UC Davis pilot scientist measures Aliso Canyon methane leak

Leak that prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency is doubling the emission rate for the entire Los Angeles Basin.

Bay Area Carbon Emissions Map

New interactive map compares carbon footprints of Bay Area neighborhoods

UC Berkeley helps produce a first-of-its-kind map to help neighborhoods reduce their carbon footprints.

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