Ecology & environment

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.

Labrador eating food

Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods

Researchers tested 24 commercial diets for mercury and methylmercury.

Collection of plastics

Measuring plastic's impact on our air

Researchers determine the extent to which plastic contributes to climate change. It's a lot.

Jennifer Smith holding up a flask of seaweed

Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

UC agricultural and marine scientists fight one of the state's biggest sources of methane: cow burps.

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