Sustainability

Airplane flying over the sea

Planning a trip abroad? Before you pack, check the air pollution levels

Study finds even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city is bad for your health.

Workers install solar panels on a roof

Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

Solar-powered microgrids could be key in the face of increasing wildfire risk and cybersecurity threats.

Young people protesting climate change

The University of California declares a climate emergency

UC President Janet Napolitano and all 10 chancellors recognize ‘the need for a drastic societal shift to combat the growing threat of climate change.’

UC Irvine campus

Care about the planet? UC campuses stand out in Sierra magazine’s ‘Cool Schools’ list

Seven campuses are among nation's most eco-friendly, while UC Irvine sets a record for being in the top 10 for a decade.

AVP of Energy and Sustainability David Philips and Katie Maynard at the award ceremony for the sustainability champion

Meet UC’s 2019 Sustainability Champion

Katie Maynard developed from an undergrad studying biology into one of UC's most potent forces for environmental change.

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.

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