Fig. 1 — Facebook for nature

Facebook for nature

What can the flowers in your garden tell you about climate change? Fig. 1, a new video series, takes a look.
elephant seals

Elephant seals shed light on climate changes

High-tech tracking of how and where these ocean creatures live is painting a picture of how ecosystems are influenced.
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UC campuses rated greenest by Princeton Review

UC campuses are among the most environmentally friendly colleges in the country.

Researchers melt snow to see climate change impacts

The timing of snowmelt has implications for soil quality and, in turn, how things grow.

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide — a hallmark of climate change — impair plants' growth and yield.

Plankton make 'scents' for seabirds and a cooler planet

Top predators of the Southern Ocean are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton.

Atmospheric scientist leads U.S. team in joint report on climate change

Inez Fung is one of several esteemed co-authors of a landmark report that summarizes and highlights what is well understood in the field of climate study, and points to areas of uncertainty that require more research.
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About California's drought

UC researchers offer insights on coping with the state's extended dry spell.
Arctic ice

Diminishing ice means a darker Arctic

Forty-five years after scientists hypothesized that global warming would make Arctic Ocean surfaces darker, Scripps team determines, through satellite data, how much the planet’s albedo has diminished.
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Climate change shifts global species as expected

An international team of scientists tracks how fast and in which direction local climates — and species — have shifted.

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