Ecology & environment

Smog outside of cars

Your biggest daily exposure to air pollutants comes while driving your car to work

Learn the best combinations of fan speed and ventilation mode to protect your respiratory health.

Leslie the gorilla with her mom

UC San Diego doctors come together to save eyesight of 3-year-old gorilla

Mother and child receive treatment together as medical team assists in surgery to remove cataract caused by trauma.

Flooding creek

Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage

These massive storms are likely to grow in intensity in coming years.

Sea otter holding a crab

Bringing sea otters back to San Francisco Bay

The California population could triple if otters returned to their historic home — they just need to get past those great white sharks first.

Greenland ice

Outlook for the polar regions in a world that's 2 degrees warmer

A major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines its global consequences.

Pitbull staring cutely on a rug

If dogs could talk

How we interact with pit bulls sheds light on the ways we reproduce social inequality, says Katja Guenther.

Pesticide sprayed on a field

DDT linked to higher risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to U.S.

Prior exposure to the notorious pollutant may explain the population's higher rate of Type 2 diabetes.

Arctic sea ice

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

New study narrows the predicted timeframe for one worrying result of climate change.

Children raising their hands

Are students breathing good air?

A new study from Berkeley Lab/UC Davis finds many California classrooms don't have sufficient ventilation.

Woolsey fire

UC's race to stay ahead of wildfires

UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability.

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