Climate change

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.

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."

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