Climate change

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How the Sierra Nevada could become a polluter

We rely on trees to process carbon. But wildfires and climate change could wreak havoc on that process.

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Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

UC Irvine-led analysis of data from India could have dire implications for the future.

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How climate change makes us all lose sleep

Millions of nights of insufficent sleep could be created by rising temperatures, study says.

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The simple fact that could put the brakes on nuclear energy

If you follow the headlines, nuclear energy seems to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. A new generation of nuclear innovators is emerging, young tech startups are poised to disrupt a lethargic industry, and there’s a palpable wave of optimism over the potential for nuclear power to help combat climate change. But at recent UN climate change conferences, the word “nuclear” was barely heard. Why the disconnect?

UC Davis wheat fields

Climate change to reduce wheat yields by as much as a third, new model suggests

Agricultural technology can help bridge the gap.

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Beneath the ice

An underwater robot explores inhospitable waters to help predict how and when Antarctic ice shelves collapse.

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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