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  • Dr. Mike Dawson leans on a rock conducting field research

Using Sea Stars to Tell the Climate Change Story

By Nicole Block, Climate Communications Student Writer  Dr. Michael Dawson, an associate professor in Life and Environmental Sciences at UC Merced, has been working alongside UC faculty from across the state to create a UCTV Sustainability Channel to showcase the latest climate research and share solutions in a way that

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How to Make the UCTV Climate Solutions Channel Work for You

The UC Climate Solutions Channel is a video interface that showcases the progress the University of California community is making towards the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Scientists from across the UC system explain how they are addressing critical climate issues. These videos can be used by students, faculty,

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Endangered Snails in the Southern Ocean Indicate Climate Change Effects

The Hofmann lab is studying sea snails with abrasions all over their tiny spiral shells, indicators that a foundational link in the Southern Ocean’s food chain could be facing an existential crisis in waters that are becoming increasingly acidic.

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World’s New Marine Protected Area is a Big Climate Win

Gretchen Hofmann weighed in on the agreement between 25 governments to protect the Ross Sea, a vital place to protect from overfishing because of its biodiversity and in the future, it will serve as a baseline for scientists to monitor the effects of climate change. Read more

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Communicating Across Disciplines: Climate Action Training Program at UCI

By Caitlin Looby, Climate Communications Writer

Stereotypical graduate students spend their days toiling away on esoteric details isolated inside the walls of an ivory tower. But at UC Irvine, a new educational program developed by ecology professor Steven Allison is breaking down these walls to help address climate change. Allison’s  Climate Action Training (CAT)

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“Bending the Curve” of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change

Exponential Emissions

At current greenhouse gas emission levels, the earth’s temperature is projected to rise by 2.5 to 7.8 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

If that doesn’t seem like a lot, consider the recent climate-related changes in our environment: frequent and severe weather events like storms, drought and rising sea levels. All of this

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UC Climate Champion Weighs in on Gag Order Against Federal Environmental Science

By Nicole Block, Climate Communications Student Writer

It has been two weeks since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released any Twitter messages, unusual for an account that typically posts at least once per day about environmental policy, research findings or public service announcements

Since January 20, when

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Global Reach: UCI is sustaining its outsized reputation for tracking and tackling environmental challenges

Steve Allison, UCI Climate Champion, discusses his interdisciplinary Climate Action Training Program for graduate students that resumed this month.

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Finding climate answers through a Sierra Nevada Haze

UCLA Climate Champion Alex Hall co-authored a study about the higher temperatures and drought conditions resulting from loss of snow pack and is simulating future climate projections for the LA area using downscaling techniques.

From Ancient Fossils to Future Cars

Mihri is part of a team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside that developed an inexpensive, energy-efficient way to create silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries from the fossilized remains of single-celled algae called diatoms. read more

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