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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.

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Can 1.5 million college students address climate change?

Some of the largest universities in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. have pledged to spur local action in their communities.

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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.

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Scientists create smart windows that actually generate electricity

Scientists have discovered an ideal window material that can block the sun's heat and glare, while generating electricity.

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Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost

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

How behavioral psychology can help stop food waste

Sustainable dining is a huge deal on college campuses today, and the University of California, Santa Barbara is no exception. In fact, for years they’ve been taking an innovative approach towards reducing food waste by using behavioral psychology techniques to help diners reduce waste, often without even knowing it.

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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.

Can farmed fish feed the world sustainably?

The world’s population is expected to soar by an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, bringing a host of global challenges – including how to feed so many hungry mouths.

How your diet affects climate change

You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit the planet. Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care.

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