Sustainability

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Oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Scripps researchers use oxygen, carbon dioxide measurements to infer ocean temperature increase.

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UC makes bold commitment to 100 percent clean electricity

The university pledges to transition to clean energy by 2025.

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UC makes the grade for nation’s top green colleges

All nine UC undegraduate campuses included in Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

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On the road to solving our plastic problem

UC San Diego recently became the first place in the U.S. to install a road made from recycled plastics.

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E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

E-cigarettes may be hotly debated, but one thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.

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UC named a national leader in renewable energy

For the second year in a row, the EPA recognizes the University of California with a Green Power Leadership Award.

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How we can recycle CO2 to make eco-friendly concrete

UCLA researchers take aim at a surprisingly large source of greenhouse gas emissions: concrete.

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Kindness: An unsung climate change tool

The solutions to climate change are not just technological — kindness can help any community weather its harshest impacts.

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Climate summit puts California, UC in the spotlight

The University of California is among the thousands gathering to share solutions at the Global Climate Action Summit.

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A guilt-free flip-flop

Affordable, sustainable footwear is possible — thanks to the power of algae.

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