Sustainability

Lorenzo Booth UC Merced

Grad student’s water-mapping work leads to national recognition

Using big data to streamline water planning and fight climate change.

Wetlands UC Santa Cruz

Wetlands offer valuable return on investment

Coastal habitats prevented more than $600 million in property losses during Hurricane Sandy, study finds.

As part of its commitment to fighting hunger, UC Irvine will supplement its year-old food pantry stocked with nonperishable goods for students in need with free, monthly farmers markets that allow access to fresh produce.

UC students build awareness about campus food resources

Food Day activities highlight campus resources available to ensure food security for UC students.

UC San Diego Zero Carbon

Achieving a zero carbon future

New initiative is determined to radically reinvent the electric power grid.

This year's class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes returning fellows (left) Hannah Malan of UCLA and Holly Mayton of UC Riverside, who participated last spring in a GFI fellows' field trip to Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley.

Student fellows help shape future of food

This year's class of 55 UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes 14 returnees.

Climate change hits the classroom

Climate change hits the classroom

Hundreds of new sections on climate change in courses from music to medicine are coming to UC classrooms.

Back to the roots UC

How do you grow an entrepreneur?

UC startup Back to the Roots offers a master class.

Ecologist Chelsea Rochman found plastic and fibrous debris in 25 percent of the fish sold in Indonesian and California markets.

How plastic ends up in our seafood and what you can do about it

The surprising ways that you may be contributing to plastic pollution.

The Benioff Ocean Initiative based at and led by UC Santa Barbara aims to research the root causes of pervasive ocean issues and use science to solve them.

Crowdsourcing sea change

Marc and Lynne Benioff's $10M gift establishes initiative at UC Santa Barbara to study and solve ocean issues.

A group of UC Davis students is breeding a “jalapeño popper,” a cross between a bell pepper and a jalapeño pepper. Two members of the team, Randi Jimenez and Wengyuan Xiao, examine their crop at the Student Farm.

Students breeding a better organic popper pepper

UC Davis student-run project has become a model for other programs.

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