Climate change

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.

Could poop power our cars?

Will cars of the future run on poop?

Is brown the new green? UCLA researchers are using waste matter (yes, including poop) to make a new generation of advanced biofuels.

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.

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.

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