Climate change

The war on climate change: Are we at a new tipping point?

For four decades UC San Diego atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan has warned that carbon dioxide and other emissions from human activity are heating up the planet. One of the first scientists to predict global warming, his models of rising temperatures have proved remarkably accurate.

What a billion tweets tell us about climate change

The planet is getting hotter. Will more hot days have an effect on happiness around the world? Evidence from over one billion tweets says yes – and it’s not going to be a day at the beach.

Why the climate change fight needs a new type of entrepreneur

Scientists and global leaders are busy seeking solutions to climate change, but a growing number of experts in the field think that another group will have to play a critical role: entrepreneurs. And now is the time for entrepreneurs to enter the fray.

What’s the best electric car for you? Take this app for a test drive

If you’re thinking of buying a new car, there’s a decent chance you’re considering trying something greener. There’s also a decent chance that some concern, big or small, has you hitting the brakes when it comes to buying an electric car.

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Research shows global photosynthesis on the rise

Researchers document a ‘fundamental shift’ in Earth’s plants over the past two centuries.

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UC Irvine to save 50 million gallons in drinkable water annually

Once completed, the project will mark a 42 percent decrease in consumption in a decade.

Learning from history

Climate-tracking tools help predict drought and mitigate its effects.

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A collective push on climate change

New 'OneClimate' initiative brings together climate science researchers from across campus.

The new tractor-drawn phenotyping machine, developed at UC Davis, can measure three plants per second, using advanced sensor technology.

Breeding crops today for an uncertain tomorrow

Fast phenotyping may be the next frontier.

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Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come

California's system of dams and reservoirs isn't ready for climate change, UCLA professor warns.

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