Sustainability

Tracey Osborne

Professor Tracey Osborne taking on complex, grand challenges in climate and social justice

All of our greatest challenges are connected, says Osborne, and solutions lie in the recognition of that fact.

Copter over the mountain

Extreme wildfires can create their own dangerous weather, including fire tornadoes — here's how

Extreme wildfires can fuel tornadoes, creating erratic and dangerous conditions for firefighters.

Single-use plastic forks on a blue background

UC to ditch single-use plastics

The University of California is taking a stand against the throwaway culture that is choking our oceans and landfills with single-use plastics.

Digitally rendered farming landscape

New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

UC Merced joins three other campuses to sustainably meet the challenge of boosting global food production by 70 percent by 2050.

Grasshopper above a plate

The next trend in food: Edible insects?

A lot of people think you should be eating more insects.

Nearly empty shelves in a store

Is the food supply strong enough to weather COVID-19?

Are empty shelves behind us or are there more shortages to come?

Students from CALPIRG hold up signs thanking UCLA and saying help protect our oceans

UCLA developing policy to phase out single-use plastics

The move could drive regional change and would make UCLA one of the largest universities in the U.S. to take action.

Purple night sky

Solar power at night?

It’s no joke, says a professor developing prototypes of nighttime solar cells capable of generating power.

Smoke stacks

A teaching tool for a warming world

A new digital platform helps teachers in disciplines from psychology to literature incorporate climate change into their curricula.

Greenland ice

Outlook for the polar regions in a world that's 2 degrees warmer

A major new study reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines its global consequences.

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