More extreme heat and drought in coming decades

Ten-degree increases in average high temperatures in some parts of the country are among projections in the National Climate Assessment.
Fig. 1 — Facebook for nature

Facebook for nature

What can the flowers in your garden tell you about climate change? Fig. 1, a new video series, takes a look.
Kathryn Sullivan

Alumna on Time's '100 Most Influential People' list

Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan '73 now leads NOAA as under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere.
elephant seals

Elephant seals shed light on climate changes

High-tech tracking of how and where these ocean creatures live is painting a picture of how ecosystems are influenced.
Eliot Crafton

Avoiding alien marine invaders

UC grad student’s tool maps where non-native species are likely to take hold.

UC wins higher education sustainability awards

Annual awards highlight achievements from UC and California State University campuses that are models for sustainable operations.
bikes on campus

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.
golf club

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.

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