Climate change

UC Santa Barbara bikes sustainability

UC sustainability: Students and solar light the way forward

The 2016 UC Sustainability Report highlights the university's big steps in the right direction as well as the hurdles ahead.

US China Energy Center Berkeley Lab

$5M foundation gift to help support US-China energy center

Gift will also create Berkeley Lab’s first endowed chair.

Coffea arabica

Arabica coffee genome sequenced

Coincides with birth of California-grown specialty coffee industry.

Chertai Xiong, a Hmong farmer in central California

Climate solutions for agriculture

UC Davis World Food Center launches climate-smart story project highlighting science-based solutions.

Oysters cling to the shoreline at China Camp State Park in San Francisco Bay before a 2011 mass die-off.

Mass oyster die-off in S.F. Bay related to atmospheric rivers

Study first to show biological impact of atmospheric rivers.

Eric Slessarev

Soil pHertility

Researchers create global map of soil pH and illuminate how it changes between wet and dry climates.

Greenland ice sheet

Chilling climate revelations from a previous ice age

Major changes in ice and temperatures could cause abrupt transformations elsewhere, study shows.

UC Berkeley nuclear power

The future of nuclear energy

New startups are paving the way for a leaner, greener version of the power source.

UC San Diego climate warrior

Creating a new kind of climate warrior

Researchers help rural women in India improve health and slow global warming through clean cookstove use.

Sierra Nevada UCLA

Greenhouse gases played role in record-low 2015 snowpacks

UCLA scientists say results of new study are cause for concern.

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