UC wins higher education sustainability awards

Annual awards highlight achievements from UC and California State University campuses that are models for sustainable operations.
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UC campuses rated greenest by Princeton Review

UC campuses are among the most environmentally friendly colleges in the country.

Exxon Valdez oil spill was a turning point for biologist

On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Terrie Williams reflects on the lessons learned and continues her work training responders for the next oil spill disaster.
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Titanium clubs can cause golf course fires

Sparks fly when head hits rocks in the rough, potentially igniting brush
Greenland river

Geographers create 'easy button' to calculate river flows from space

The frustrated attempts of a graduate student to quantify the amount of water draining from Greenland's melting ice sheet led him to devise a new way to measure river flows using satellite images.
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe's long-term clarity trending toward stability

For the last decade, the lake's iconic blue waters have stayed clearer than in past decades, but still haven't reached goals for clarity.

Alumna confirmed as NOAA administrator

Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 10th administrator.
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Invention removes arsenic from water

Indian company licenses Berkeley Lab technology for treating contaminated water.
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Yosemite bears' changing diet of human food

A new study reveals how much of our food has contributed to the diets of Yosemite bears over the past century.

Atmospheric scientist leads U.S. team in joint report on climate change

Inez Fung is one of several esteemed co-authors of a landmark report that summarizes and highlights what is well understood in the field of climate study, and points to areas of uncertainty that require more research.