Ecology & environment

Floodplain near the Mississippi River

Small towns, big flood waters

How do you move an entire town threatened by floods?

A queen bumblebee on a flower

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

Fewer plants cause developmental delays for the pollinators that keep our favorite foods growing.

Ross Ice Shelf

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scientists discover an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe the threats it may face.

UC Merced solar panels on the Science and Engineering building

UC is now the No. 1 university in the country for renewable electricity

UC leads universities across the country in the EPA's Green Power Partnership rankings.

Drake's Bay at Point Reyes National Seashore

UC reserve system grows to include Point Reyes, Mount Lassen

The new locations will provide opportunities for scientists and students as part of the world's largest university-administered reserve network.

Kira Stoll, UC Berkeley's director of sustainability stands with solar panels on the top of the Recreational Sports Facility.

Cool Campus Challenge winners announced

More than 22,000 people took actions to reduce their environmental impact during the month-long competition to reduce UC's carbon footprint.

Rhino on a cliff with mountain background behind

2 northern white rhinos are left in the world. Here's how robots could save them.

Flexible robotics designed at UC San Diego could help navigate the tricky issues of saving this subspecies from extinction.

Two professors with their new material

Squid skin inspires creation of next-gen heat regulating blanket

Something new to wear into your too hot, too cold office.

Rockfish in among kelp

Marine animals more vulnerable to global warming than those on land, study says

An international team of scientists finds the ocean is changing more dramatically than land.

Illustration of scientists examining a cell that looks like a globe

Redefining the world of cancer

New grants and studies give researchers at UC Irvine the chance to make a profound difference.

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