Ecology & environment

Vietnam devastation kids in the rubble

The Vietnam War from another angle

An environmental historian highlights the role landscapes play in military conflicts.

Southern Ocean storm

Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Scripps researchers use oxygen, carbon dioxide measurements to infer ocean temperature increase.

Solar farm frame of video

UC makes bold commitment to 100 percent clean electricity

The university pledges to transition to clean energy by 2025.

Two UC Davis students do a high-five

UC makes the grade for nation’s top green colleges

All nine UC undegraduate campuses included in Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

A work crew paves the road with material made of recycled plastic

On the road to solving our plastic problem

UC San Diego recently became the first place in the U.S. to install a road made from recycled plastics.

Vape pen stuck in sand

E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

E-cigarettes may be hotly debated, but one thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.

Egyptian art

Ancient pigment can boost energy efficiency

A color developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls.

Two half-full beers on a sandy beach

Climate change may deplete the world's beer

And you thought beer was expensive already: Declining barley production could make the beverage a luxury item.

Outdoor solar panel charging station with students beneath

UC named a national leader in renewable energy

For the second year in a row, the EPA recognizes the University of California with a Green Power Leadership Award.

Sea otter laying on its back being adorable

Decisive sea otters distinguish differences by touch

New research reveals how sea otters hunt through the power of their paws and whiskers.

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