Sustainability

Carl Cranor with his books

What’s in your drinking water?

Carl Cranor doesn't just want you to know — he wants to empower you to do something about it.

A trevally baitball

Warm seas scatter fish

Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide.

Cars stuck in traffic during the evening

Self-driving cars will ‘cruise’ to avoid paying to park

Autonomous vehicles have every incentive to create havoc, transportation planner says.

Students at work in Ellie's Garden

Student activism pushes UC toward a carbon-free future

As UC's sustainability goals become increasingly ambitious, the entire community is pitching in.

Southern Ocean storm

Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Scripps researchers use oxygen, carbon dioxide measurements to infer ocean temperature increase.

Solar farm frame of video

UC makes bold commitment to 100 percent clean electricity

The university pledges to transition to clean energy by 2025.

Two UC Davis students do a high-five

UC makes the grade for nation’s top green colleges

All nine UC undegraduate campuses included in Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

A work crew paves the road with material made of recycled plastic

On the road to solving our plastic problem

UC San Diego recently became the first place in the U.S. to install a road made from recycled plastics.

Vape pen stuck in sand

E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

E-cigarettes may be hotly debated, but one thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.

Outdoor solar panel charging station with students beneath

UC named a national leader in renewable energy

For the second year in a row, the EPA recognizes the University of California with a Green Power Leadership Award.

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