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Inside the Climate Action Champion Website

By Caitlin Looby, Climate Communications Writer

Temperatures are warmer, weather patterns are changing, oceans are acidifying, and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are at their highest.

It is important to talk about these changes. But, it is equally important to emphasize the efforts

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Competing towards a common goal

 By Caitlin Looby, Climate Communications Writer

In ecology, when two species compete, neither species benefits. But, at the University of California Carbon Slam Competition, graduate students competed and everyone benefited. Not only was this the case, but they

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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).

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Ecologist Kristy Kroeker named Faculty Climate Action Champion

As the Faculty Climate Action Champion for 2016-17, ecologist Kristy Kroeker plans to use research on how environmental changes in the ocean could affect human health as the basis for a variety of education and outreach activities related to climate change.

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The Big Yellow Goes Green

By Caitlin Looby

The bell rings: it is 3 p.m. The parking lot is filled with yellow school buses and happy kids. The bell and the pool of yellow are two symbols that signify the end of another school day.

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Why the climate change fight needs a new type of entrepreneur

Scientists and global leaders are busy seeking solutions to climate change, but a growing number of experts in the field think that another group will have to play a critical role: entrepreneurs. And now is the time for entrepreneurs to enter the fray.

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UC Faculty Lead the Shift in Sustainability Education

It is important for universities to prepare students—future leaders in sustainability—on how to tackle environmental issues.

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Steyer: Students must lead on climate solutions. Students: We’re on it.

Noted business leader, environmentalist and philanthropist Tom Steyer spoke at the 2016 UC Carbon Slam and encouraged students to be involved and informed about climate change issues.  

Organized by UC Santa Cruz professor Sue Carter, Carbon Slam gave students from all 10

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Climate Heroes Named at UC Riverside

Mihri Ozkan, a professor of electrical engineering, whose research focuses on making eco-friendly battery materials and green wearable technologies, was named UC Riverside’s Faculty Climate Action Champion.

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Update: Climate Action Training Program for UC Irvine Graduate Students

In March 2016, a multidisciplinary cohort of graduate students in the UC Irvine Climate Action Training Program participated in a Data Science Initiative short course to improve their skills in communicating big data.

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