Climate change

UC and its national labs invest in California climate change research

Three new, large-scale projects receive over $11M in funding to study the impacts of climate change on California.

five points farm

How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC

UC's new strategy to wean off natural gas will make the university a global leader — and best of all, it's scalable.

smog spray UCSF

Everyday chemicals surpass cars as source of urban air pollution

A new study finds a shockingly high contribution from paints, pesticides, perfumes as vehicle emissions drop.

UC Riverside garden

Can 1.5 million college students address climate change?

Some of the largest universities in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. have pledged to spur local action in their communities.

UC sustainability

Sustainability wins for UC, California in 2017

UC’s 14th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices shows that the UC system is not only growing, it’s greener than ever.

UC Irvine rain

Rain goes rogue

Climate change appears to be skewing weather patterns, making it harder to predict wet and dry years.

UC San Diego dying coral

The ocean is losing its breath

Climate change is rapidly increasing marine ‘dead zones,’ where oxygen is too low to support most marine life.

yellow warbler UCLA

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

Scientists find yellow warbler DNA is already adjusting to new conditions and ask whether it's enough to survive.

UC Irvine drought monitoring tool

New drought index provides insight all over the globe

Keeping track of the climate just got easier, thanks to a new satellite-based monitoring tool.

Polar bear ice UC Davis

How climate denial blogs undermine scientific understanding

A lack of scientific rigor can spread like wildfire online, hurting public perception of climate change.

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