Southern Ocean

Ocean warming in Southern Hemisphere underestimated

Global ocean warming appears to have been underestimated by 24 to 58 percent.

UC takes sustainability to the next level

UC pledges to be carbon neutral by 2025, an ambitious undertaking that no other research university has achieved.
trees in Sierra Nevada

Warmer climate means greener mountains, less water for Californians

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, caused by increased plant growth at higher elevations.
GPS-outfitted stone and ice

'Sailing stones' finally seen in action

Thin sheets of ice push enormous rocks across the desert floor of Death Valley when conditions are just right, solving a decades-long mystery.
Turceni Power Station, Romania

Existing power plants will spew 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide during use

Study is the first to quantify how quickly these “committed” emissions are growing — by about 4 percent per year — as more fossil fuel-burning power plants are built.
Chelsea Arnold

Drying Sierra meadows could worsen California drought

Weather-related changes threaten key natural regulator of the region's water flow.
Irrigation in Stanislaus County

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

Researchers reveal state is overextended and is using complicated and outdated water policies.

State of the lake: high (tech) and dry at Tahoe

Drought, climate change and other natural and human factors are driving changes at Lake Tahoe.

Has Antarctic Sea ice expansion been overestimated?

Measurements wrong due to an error in the way satellite data was processed, research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests.

Study outlines significant economic risks for U.S. from climate change

Report is first data-driven national study to provide local estimates for economic impact down to the county level.

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