CalWave rides Wave Energy Prize

Two-year competition to accelerate wave energy markets earns CalWave $500,000 to keep iterating.

UC Berkeley green leaves

Crop yield gets boost with modified genes in photosynthesis

Researchers increase plant proteins that result in more efficient use of sunlight.

UC Irvine fireflies

Chasing fireflies from prairie to lab

A summer standby could help decode multicellular interactions in the human body.

Some species of seabirds, including blue petrels, are particularly vulnerable to eating plastic debris at sea.

Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

Marine plastic debris is an olfactory trap for seabirds.

UC Berkeley pregnancy

Study finds wide exposure to environmental toxics in cohort of pregnant women

Chemicals are found in mothers and newborns alike, especially in low-income and Latino communities.

The real horror of Frankenstein UC Merced

The real horror of ‘Frankenstein:’ Human extinction

If we actually shared the planet with Mary Shelley's monster, we'd only last about 4,000 years.

UC Davis social monkeys

Can being uncertain of your social rank be bad for your health?

New research suggests that not knowing where you stand takes a serious toll.

Environmental surveillance UC Santa Cruz

New tools keep watch over California climate

High-tech sensors are aiding a systemwide effort to understand and predict the effects of climate change in the state.

Wetlands UC Santa Cruz

Wetlands offer valuable return on investment

Coastal habitats prevented more than $600 million in property losses during Hurricane Sandy, study finds.

UC Riverside arctic bee

Hunt for the Arctic bumblebee

An elusive bee could teach us about climate change in one of the least-understood environments on Earth.