Sustainability

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Kindness: An unsung climate change tool

The solutions to climate change are not just technological — kindess can help any community weather its harshest impacts.

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Climate summit puts California, UC in the spotlight

The University of California is among the thousands gathering to share solutions at the Global Climate Action Summit.

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A guilt-free flip-flop

Affordable, sustainable footwear is possible — thanks to the power of algae.

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Can we grow one of the world's largest food crops without fertilizer?

We could be one step closer with the discovery of a new variety of corn.

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Designing a solar tarp

Engineers are working to create a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun.

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This solar greenhouse could change the way we eat

Pink is the new green, thanks to technology developed at UC Santa Cruz.

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Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive

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

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

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

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Toilet-to-tap water gets its first blind taste test

The results will definitely surprise you.

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Has spring sprung too soon?

Spring is arriving sooner than it did 10 years ago, sometimes significantly so, researchers find.

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