Climate change

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Researchers reveal state is overextended and is using complicated and outdated water policies.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

President Obama celebrates class of 2014

He punctuates speech on climate change before 6,000 new graduates with a hearty “Zot! Zot! Zot!”

Sustainability conference brings together state’s colleges

Annual meeting provides venue for sharing best green practices among UC, CSU, community colleges and private universities.
UC Merced library

Napolitano lays out vision for climate advisory council

Group of experts to help guide UC's effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.

The energy cost of streaming video

A night of Netflix may create a larger carbon footprint than you'd think.

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