Ecology & environment

UC Irvine small waves

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

UC Irvine-led analysis of data from India could have dire implications for the future.

UCLA galapagos cormorant

How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly

Analyzing one of Darwin's favorite birds, a research team finds the genetic changes that clipped the bird's wings.

UC San Diego climate change

How climate change makes us all lose sleep

Millions of nights of insufficent sleep could be created by rising temperatures, study says.

UC Berkeley Taylorbird

The work ethic of birds

Scruples are found across the natural world and for good reason, new research shows.

UC Berkeley pumice

Solving the mystery of floating rocks

Scientists uncover how pumice can remain buoyant for years.

UC Riverside ants

Using seaweed to kill California's least favorite ant

Hydrogel baits could help control Argentine ants, the subject of 85 percent of the state's pest control services.

Tomato varieties UC Davis

7 challenges for achieving global food security

UC Davis’ Helene Dillard leads the charge for more sustainable, equitable food systems.

UC Riverside Dickinsonia

Study of Earth's first animals broadens understanding of early evolution

Secrets of early life hide within one of the oldest fossil animals, Dickinsonia.

Algae UCLA

UC collaboration unlocks a key to biofuel

The algae in your fishtank could provide new fuel and medical applications, thanks to its UC-decoded genome.

UC Davis salmon jump

Nearly half of California’s native salmon, steelhead and trout on track to be extinct within 50 years

The good news is it's not too late to reverse the trend.

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