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Alex Hall receives American Geophysical Union Ascent Award

Alex Hall, UCLA professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions, received a 2016 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Shellfish response to ocean acidification depends on other stressors

Determining the exact effects of ocean acidification on shellfish has proven difficult, however. Though plummeting pH levels have been blamed for shellfish die-offs, the correlations have appeared inconsistent.

New research suggests the response of shellfish to ocean acidification is dependent on a number of other environmental stressors.

In a study of California mussels, researchers at the University

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Case Closed? Depends on Who You Ask

In a unique offering believed to be the first and only university course of its kind, UC Santa Barbara English scholar Ken Hiltner has created and launched a class examining climate change through the lens of literature. Read more

Ocean acidification takes a toll on California’s tide pools at nighttime

A new study, based on the most extensive set of measurements ever made in tide pools, suggests that ocean acidification will increasingly put many marine organisms at risk by exacerbating normal changes in ocean chemistry that occur overnight. Read more

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A Champion for Sustainability 

Professor Ken Hiltner, UCSB’s current Sustainability Champion, is spearheading campus’s Environmental Humanities Initiative, aiming to engage faculty and students of all disciplines

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UC San Diego Scientists Produce Surfboard from Algae

UC San Diego scientists have produced the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard and will present it to Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday in honor of Earth Day. Read more

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Obama seeks $30M for ocean acidification studies

In President Barack Obama’s budget for the fiscal year of 2016, he included $30 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study ocean acidification.

“It’s a really important issue in California because here it’s acidifying twice as fast,” said Kristy Kroeker, a biologist at UC Santa Cruz. Read more

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