Sustainability

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.

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.

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