Ecology & environment

Couple in the sun UCLA

Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive

Research finds warming temperatures have a negative effect on fertility, birth rates.

Lyft Uber UC Davis

How ride-hailing could improve public transportation instead of undercutting it

With the right rules, ride-sharing apps could enhance public transit.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Grad student discovers first known manta ray nursery

The habitat is the first of its kind to be described in the world.

Spider scorpion UC Riverside

Spiders vs. scorpions

Spider fear is one of the most well-studied phobias, but a new study shows people are more afraid of scorpions.

V. Ramanathan shares $1.33M sustainable development prize with fellow climate science pioneer

The renowned researcher from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography is honored for his work.

UC Berkeley fox at night

Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans

Human activity is causing the planet’s mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study.

Markus Kalmutzki, Farhad Fathieh and Eugene Kapustin set up the water harvester for tests on a rooftop on the UC Berkeley campus

Pulling fresh water from desert air

Powered only by sunlight, a next-generation water harvester has pulled drinking water from thin, desert air.

hot car study UC San Diego

Hot cars can hit life-threatening levels in only an hour

Interior temperatures can rise to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, potentially causing fatal injuries to children trapped inside.

UC Riverside atmosphere map

Could atmospheric seasons signal alien life?

Seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere are guiding researchers in their search for extraterrestrial life.

Peregrine chicks UC Berkeley

Berkelium, Californium, Lawrencium? Peregrine name finalists chosen

The winning name combination will be announced on Friday, June 1, the day fledgewatch begins.

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