amphibious ichthyosaur fossil

Newly found fossil fills evolutionary gap

A fossilized amphibious ichthyosaur — bearing both flippers and flexible wrists, descended from terrestrial creatures — has been discovered in China.

UC Riverside’s Solar Array: From zero to 60

Campus is lauded for its 3 megawatt solar farm, currently the largest in the University of California system.

Aiming for a carbon neutral future

Representatives from UC campuses and research labs meet to discuss the ambitious systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: UC research spans the globe

UC’s global reach can be seen from health to agriculture, sustainability to tech commercialization and bridge-building efforts such as the president-led UC Global Food Initiative and UC-Mexico Initiative.
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.

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