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Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution by Working with China

June 18, 2024

It has become axiomatic in Washington that America must get tough on China. This is evident in clean energy, an industry that is critical to the future, where Chinese suppliers are treated as existential threats rather than vital to America’s success.

Study Reveals Increasing Polarization in Climate Change Coverage Between Elite and Heartland News Sources

June 17, 2024

New research led by the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy reveals a crucial disparity in how climate change is reported across different types of news outlets and locations.

Study Finds Nitrous Oxide Emissions Grew 40% over 40 Years, Accelerating Climate Change

June 12, 2024

Emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide or methane – continued unabated between 1980 and 2020, a year when more than 10 million metric tons were released into the atmosphere primarily through farming practices, according to a new report to which researchers from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography contributed.

Study Illuminates Previously Unknown Ocean Mercury Pathway

June 7, 2024

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography finds that a poorly understood, highly toxic form of mercury, called dimethylmercury, may be a significant source of monomethylmercury off the California coast. Monomethylmercury is the form known to accumulate in seafood and sicken people. The findings, published June 7 in Environmental Science and Technology, are an essential step toward mapping the sources of monomethylmercury in the oceans.

During Year of Extremes, Carbon Dioxide Levels Surge Faster than Ever

June 6, 2024

Carbon dioxide is accumulating in the atmosphere faster than ever — accelerating on a steep rise to levels far above any experienced during human existence, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today.

The Climate Games

May 16, 2024

Now funded with a new state grant, a team at UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute is developing “The Climate Games,” an educational video game set in locations already experiencing the impact of a changing climate.

UC San Diego-Led Science Teams Selected as Finalists for NASA Science Missions to Understand Our Changing Climate

May 14, 2024

Two teams led by scientists from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography are among four selected by NASA to put forward concept studies for future satellite missions to help better understand how our planet is responding to climate change.

Wildfires Have a Lasting Psychological Impact on Communities

May 1, 2024

Climate trauma is an emerging challenge. It is already well documented that extreme climate events result in significant psychological impacts, even for those whose personal property and family are not directly impacted.

Biodegradable ‘Living Plastic’ Houses Bacterial Spores That Help It Break Down

April 30, 2024

A new type of bioplastic could help reduce the plastic industry’s environmental footprint. Researchers have developed a biodegradable form of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) filled with bacterial spores that, when exposed to nutrients present in compost, germinate and break down the material at the end of its life cycle.

Serving Up Sustainability and Eliminating Food Waste in Hospital Cafeterias

April 22, 2024

UC San Diego Health has launched a new program as part of its sustainability efforts that diverts unused food from the landfill and instead helps those in need.
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