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Sedentary Behavior Increases Mortality Risk

February 28, 2024

According to new research from UC San Diego, sitting for long hours without breaks increases risk of death.

What Will It Take for China to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2060?

February 26, 2024

To become carbon neutral by 2060, as mandated by President Xi Jinping, China will have to build eight to 10 times more wind and solar power installations than existed in 2022.

Extreme Heat, Wildfires Combine to Disproportionately Harm Less Affluent and Communities of Color

February 2, 2024

New study finds increased hospitalizations when people are exposed to both wildfire smoke and excessive heat with the risks increased in neighborhoods with more people of color, lower incomes and less access to health insurance.

New Paper Pinpoints Key Role of NASA Satellites in Monitoring Earth’s Vital Signs

January 30, 2024

In a new paper, scientists from five different institutions present an anthology of key findings unearthed by satellite technology over the last two decades. The all-women group of authors includes Helen Amanda Fricker, a glaciologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

20th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices Highlights UC San Diego’s Achievements

January 30, 2024

In University of California’s 20th Annual Report on Sustainable Practices, UC San Diego excelled in best-of-class green building practices, made noteworthy progress in conserving energy and water and was recognized for the quality and quantity of our research related to sustainability.

Giant Kelp Exhibit Shines Light on the Intersection of Art and Science

January 3, 2024

Ebb and Flow: Giant Kelp Forests through Art, Science and the Archives, a group exhibition hosted by UC San Diego Library and curated by San Diego-based photographer, marine scientist and Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumna Oriana Poindexter ’15, opens at Geisel Library on January 12.

Wildfires Also Impact Aquatic Ecosystems

December 12, 2023

Researchers have shown that the effects of wildfires are not limited to terrestrial ecosystems. Aquatic ecosystems are also undergoing rapid changes. The study found that fire debris transforms lakes and other aquatic ecosystems, with implications for fisheries and water quality.

Three Decades of Data In Bangladesh Show Elevated Risk of Infant Mortality In Flood-Prone Areas

December 6, 2023

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Francisco estimates 152,753 excess infant deaths were attributable to living in flood-prone areas in Bangladesh over the past 30 years.

Scientists Publish 37-Year Record of Ocean Acidification off Southern California

November 27, 2023

For the first time, scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have published nearly four decades’ worth of dissolved carbon dioxide measurements from waters off Southern California.

Climate Policy and the World’s Oceans Will Take Center Stage at COP28

November 16, 2023

David Victor, professor at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy, will be part of a delegation of students and faculty attending this year’s 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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