Climate change

UCLA greenhouse gases drought

Pacific Ocean’s response to greenhouse gases could extend California drought for centuries

New study finds similarities between natural forces that warmed California for millennia and greenhouse gases.

Maize growing at a highland field site in Toluca, Mexico. UC Davis researchers are studying how maize adapted to different environments. The new knowledge could aid in breeding crops resistant to climate change.

Maize genetics may show how crops adapt to climate change

In addition to maize, the world needs many other crops able to adapt to new environments.

Sierra cool schools ranking

Sierra magazine names UC campuses among the nation’s greenest

All nine UC undergraduate campuses made the annual rankings, with Irvine and Davis in the top 10 in the country.

UC Santa Barbara professor David Cleveland in his home garden.

How does your garden grow?

Professor, students model the effect of household gardens on greenhouse gas emissions.

UC Davis professor and marine ecologist Steven Morgan prepares to deploy yellow "robot larvae" off the coast of Bodega Bay.

Robot larvae deployed at sea

"Minion"-like robots reveal surprising ways marine larvae move, and what that means for the ocean.

UC Santa Barbara rugged beauty

'All this rugged beauty'

Journey into the UC Santa Barbara Nature Reserves as the nation marks the National Park System centennial.

Rio Olympics

Warming world may put most cities off-limits for summer Olympics

Scientists project only three cities in North America could host the games by 2085.

Mt. Lassen before and after

100 years of national parks, 100 years of climate change data

To see the future of our parks in the face of global warming, UC Berkeley scientists are taking a walk through the past.

UC Davis nitrogen

How California can balance nitrogen's benefits and harm

First-of-its-kind UC Davis study of nitrate pollution offers path to reconcile agriculture and the environment.

UC Irvine chemtrails

Surveyed scientists debunk chemtrails conspiracy theory

Paper explains persistent aircraft trails, substances in soil and water.

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