Climate change

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.

UC Ramanthan

New multicampus course gets students involved in practical climate change solutions

Students at six UC campuses can learn how to fight climate change from top experts across the UC system.

UC Berkeley dune

How American cities can make sci-fi a reality

David Sedlak finds a solution to our water woes in "Dune."

UC Davis seals cold

When there's nowhere colder to go

As the oceans warmed, species migrated to Antarctica. What happens when climate change heats up their home?

Whittier fire UCLA

UCLA research puts wildfire risk into historic context

Western U.S. precipitation extremes are closely aligned with the region’s past, a new study shows.

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The diet soda effect of buying a fuel-efficient vehicle

Yikes — consumers often compensate for fuel-efficient cars by buying a bigger second vehicle.

New reports detail how to limit global warming, warn of ‘existential’ risk from not acting soon

Two new reports find that cutting CO2 emissions will not be enough to stop catastrophic global warming, but we have more tools at our disposal.

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