dried body of water

UC tackles California water security

Researchers forge strategies to accurately estimate snowpack, soil moisture and surface-water volumes, and improve monitoring of groundwater.
Sarah Moffitt

Sea change

Ocean ecosystems that experience rapid upheaval because of climate change can take thousands of years to recover.
do it in dark tank top

UC Santa Barbara goes lights out to win energy conservation contest

All UC campuses participated in the Campus Conservation Nationals, which challenges students, faculty and staff at 186 university campuses to reduce energy and water use.

Perfect storm of drought and unrest

A growing body of research suggests that extreme weather — using Syria as an example — increases the chances of violence, from individual attacks to full-scale wars.

New UC projects target greenhouse gas emissions

Research and outreach efforts will help UC become first major university to achieve carbon neutrality.
Jennifer Burney with solar panels

Change agent

Professor and National Geographic ‘Emerging Explorer’ sets out to address food production’s footprint on global climate change.
Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe research provides new insights on global change

Scripps scientists reveal how nitrogen is recycled in the ecosystem’s food web.

Ocean acidification threatens coastal communities across the U.S.

Shellfish industry — especially mollusks — is at long-term risk in 15 states.

Energy smack down! Campuses compete to save electricity

Nine UC undergraduate campuses are going head to head as part of a national contest to conserve energy.
pika (via Wikimedia Commons)

Shrinking range of pikas in California mountains linked to climate change

Study documents disappearance of pikas from low-elevation sites and shows how ongoing global warming will further restrict their range in the future.

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