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University of California and Vox Launch New Video Series

By Nicole Block, Climate Communications Student Writer

We all care about saving the environment, but how can we help when the problems are so overwhelming and often far away?

University of California, in partnership with Vox, is connecting people to climate action through a

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Making batteries from waste glass bottles 

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, including Climate Champion Mihri Ozkan, have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid

From Waste to Wonder: Using Compost to Restore Carbon to Soil

By Nicole Block, Climate Communications Student Writer 

Carbon is one of the building blocks of life on Earth, but when carbon dioxide builds up in the atmosphere, it threatens life as we know it. UC

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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