Ecology & environment

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

Tall trees in a clearing

Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

Human-driven land clearing and climate change are risking a devastating biodiversity crash.

Lead school poster

How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all

Newark is the latest U.S. city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. We can end this crisis.

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

A drone with wildfire in the background

A search engine tool for first responders

Real-time text, photo and video data could help first responders better allocate resources when disaster strikes.

Heat map of the world's climate

Media creates false balance on climate science, study shows

About half of mainstream media visibility goes to climate-change deniers, many of whom are not climate scientists.

Big Boy the cat sitting outside

The cat. The myth. The legend

Big Boy, the unofficial campus cat, thrives thanks to an informal but comprehensive caretaking system.

Anza-Borrego State Park at sunset

UCLA to lead $10 million California conservation project

Scientists will study the DNA of endangered and threatened species and learn which are most vulnerable to climate change.

Joshua Tree National Park with a rainbow

Iconic Joshua trees are facing extinction

The national park would retain just 0.02 percent of its tree habitat if no climate change action is taken.

Coral sea in Southeast Asia

UC Santa Cruz establishes interdisciplinary Southeast Asia research center

The first-of-its-kind SEACoast center will work to protect some of the most diverse ecological zones in the world.

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