Climate change

dying pines

Climate's one-two punch

The combination of drought and warming climate may have major environmental consequences.

Why state’s water woes could be just beginning

1976-77 drought could be mild in comparison: Paleoclimatologist believes we could be facing the driest water year in 500 years.

Oysters face twin threats

Predators and ocean acidification spell doom for once-prevalent Olympia oysters.
color-coded map of the NYC metro area

Suburban sprawl cancels carbon-footprint savings in cities

Reliance on cars and trucks generates much greater greenhouse-gas emissions outside urban core areas.
bristlecone pines

Weather stations help answer climate questions

UC Natural Reserve System network provides data to measure how changes are impacting wildlife.
deep sea ecosystem - carbonates

World ocean systems undermined by climate change by 2100

Scientists warn against the high risk of degradation of marine ecosystems and the human hardships that may result.
elephant seal with tracking device

Tracking reveals hidden lives of elephant seals

New data on the deep-diving creatures include a record-setting dive more than a mile deep.

Students inspire UC sustainability policies

Student activism is a driving force behind initiatives that make the UC system one of the greenest universities in the country.