Climate change

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.

Sustainable Los Angeles

Steps toward a sustainable golden age for Los Angeles proposed in new UCLA plan

Developing the plan involved more than two dozen faculty members from different disciplines across campus

UC's top 10 stories of 2015

From expanding enrollment to tackling climate change, 2015 was a big year for the University of California.

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