Sustainability

Two people walking through high corn

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.

solar panels

Designing a solar tarp

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

Pink greenhouse first frame

This solar greenhouse could change the way we eat

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

Couple in the sun UCLA

Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive

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

Lyft Uber UC Davis

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

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

UC Riverside tap water

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

The results will definitely surprise you.

UC Davis spring

Has spring sprung too soon?

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

five points farm

How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC

UC's new strategy to wean off natural gas will make the university a global leader — and best of all, it's scalable.

smog spray UCSF

Everyday chemicals surpass cars as source of urban air pollution

A new study finds a shockingly high contribution from paints, pesticides, perfumes as vehicle emissions drop.

UC Santa Cruz offshore

Trump’s push for new offshore drilling is likely to run aground in California

The effort to expand offshore oil production reignites a battle with California that dates back nearly 50 years.

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