Ecology & environment

UC Davis panda black and white

Why are pandas black and white? UC Davis scientists have the answer

New study explains the animal's unique appearance.

UC Santa Barbara sea lions

A better way to rebuild wildlife populations

Researchers discover a faster way to repopulate predators and prey alike.

Oroville dam UCLA

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come

California's system of dams and reservoirs isn't ready for climate change, UCLA professor warns.

UC Santa Barbara shark counting

Counting sharks on Palmyra

Scientists visit a pristine island to find out what a healthy population looks like.

UC Irvine glaciers

Canadian glaciers now major contributor to sea level change

Nine times more ice is melting annually due to warmer temperatures, study shows.

UC Berkeley 3-D printing

As 3-D printing grows, so does need to reclaim plastic waste

Two UC Berkeley undergrads work out first-of-its-kind recycling infrastructure on campus.

UCLA CALeDNA

Become a citizen scientist and help preserve California’s biodiversity

Biology professor leads statewide projects to create 'environmental DNA museum.'

UC Santa Barbara bikes sustainability

UC sustainability: Students and solar light the way forward

The 2016 UC Sustainability Report highlights the university's big steps in the right direction as well as the hurdles ahead.

 Small yellow croaker catch Previous Pause Next 1 of 2  Small yellow croaker is one of four important traditional species fished in the East China Sea.

Intense industrial fishing

How China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management.

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