Ecology & environment

Struggling to walk in slanting rain

How quickly we normalize extreme weather

Two billion tweets provide a glimpse into how we perceive our changing climate.

Butterfly on a flower

How scientists pack butterflies, frogs and sea turtles for the bumpy road

Three scientists explain how they keep threatened species safe on their way to new habitats.

A golden retriever jumps in a pond

Dogs on some popular, grain-free diets could be at risk of heart disease

Trendy dog food formulations lacking in some nutritional elements can bring about unintended harm to your pets.

Students at work in Ellie's Garden

Student activism pushes UC toward a carbon-free future

As UC's sustainability goals become increasingly ambitious, the entire community is pitching in.

Sierra Nevada mountain range

Can our forests survive the next drought?

Researchers try to discover how many dry years plants can survive.

UC Davis bulldog Moxie

Bulldogs’ screw tails linked to human genetic disease

Scientists find the genetic basis for these dogs’ appearance, and link it to a rare inherited syndrome in humans.

Plastic blag floating in water

The international statistic of the year

Roland Geyer's much lauded finding is a sobering one: 91 percent of the world's plastic waste has never been recycled.

Moon jellyfish

Secrets of the jellyfish genome

The first in-depth look at the jellyfish genome shows how they build a complex life history with simple genes.

Hummingbird on a branch

Tiny birds, tiny tech

A new tracking method gives a round-the-clock record of hummingbird life.

Las Varas Ranch

UC Santa Barbara's new coastal jewel

Philanthropist Charles T. Munger makes a gift of the 1800-acre Las Varas Ranch.

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