Climate change

Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact

Whatever triggered the Younger Dryas cold period, it wasn't a comet or meteorite colliding with Earth.
lightning

More lightning with global warming

Lightning strikes may increase by up to 50 percent in the U.S., caused by warmer temperatures associated with climate change.
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.

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