Sustainability

UC sustainability

Sustainability wins for UC, California in 2017

UC’s 14th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices shows that the UC system is not only growing, it’s greener than ever.

UC Riverside fuel material

Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost

A newly developed material could slash fuel cells' burdensome price tag.

UC Davis owl

Marijuana farms expose endangered owls to rat poison, study shows

An abundance of illegal sites without oversight are poisoning wildlife in Northern California.

Unite to Light Ghana

A guiding light for the vulnerable

Unite to Light, a nonprofit that has distributed over 90,000 solar lamps to 65 countries, now turns to help Rohingya refugees.

yellow warbler UCLA

How bird genetics adapt to climate change

Scientists find yellow warbler DNA is already adjusting to new conditions and ask whether it's enough to survive.

How do we break our addiction to plastic?

More than 8.3 billion metric tons (9.1 billion tons). That’s the amount of plastic humans have created since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s. It’s enough to cover the entire country of Argentina, and most of the material now resides in landfills or in the natural environment.

UC Davis driverless cars

How driverless cars will change travel

Transportation expert Lewis Fulton weighs in on what roads will look like five, 10, even 20 years from now.

UCLA hydrogen cars for the masses

Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention

2-in-1 device creates and stores energy from solar to power almost anything.

UC Ramanthan

New multicampus course gets students involved in practical climate change solutions

Students at six UC campuses can learn how to fight climate change from top experts across the UC system.

Plastic items

Is it really possible to live a zero-waste life?

Picture all of the trash you’ve thrown away this week. How much do you think you could reduce that amount if you really tried? By half?

Lauren Singer thinks you can take it all the way to zero, and she has the total lack of garbage to prove it.

Well, not total: Singer has a glass mason jar that holds five years of her garbage — every last piece of it.

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