Sustainability

Heat map of the world's climate

Media creates false balance on climate science, study shows

About half of mainstream media visibility goes to climate-change deniers, many of whom are not climate scientists.

Anza-Borrego State Park at sunset

UCLA to lead $10 million California conservation project

Scientists will study the DNA of endangered and threatened species and learn which are most vulnerable to climate change.

Larvacean with microplastic particles within

New study finds microplastic throughout Monterey Bay

A new study shows that microplastic particles are not only common, they're in the food chain.

Floodplain near the Mississippi River

Small towns, big flood waters

How do you move an entire town threatened by floods?

A queen bumblebee on a flower

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

Fewer plants cause developmental delays for the pollinators that keep our favorite foods growing.

Ross Ice Shelf

Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Scientists discover an ancient geologic structure under Antarctica’s largest ice shelf and describe the threats it may face.

UC Merced solar panels on the Science and Engineering building

UC is now the No. 1 university in the country for renewable electricity

UC leads universities across the country in the EPA's Green Power Partnership rankings.

Drake's Bay at Point Reyes National Seashore

UC reserve system grows to include Point Reyes, Mount Lassen

The new locations will provide opportunities for scientists and students as part of the world's largest university-administered reserve network.

Collection of plastics

Measuring plastic's impact on our air

Researchers determine the extent to which plastic contributes to climate change. It's a lot.

Woman in polka dot dress standing with bike at bike rack

Are you part of the ‘Coolest UC Campus’?

Help your school win the title of ‘coolest’ by signing up for the April 1-26 Cool Campus Challenge.

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