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Warming Is Shifting Napa’s Wine Growing Season

August 8, 2023

The start of wine grape growing season in California’s Napa Valley now comes nearly a month earlier than it used to because of the region’s warming climate, according to a new study from a team led by UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher Dan Cayan.

UNESCO Recognizes International Team for Sustainable Underwater Archaeology Efforts

August 8, 2023

UNESCO has awarded a team of researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History and UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography for their efforts protecting underwater cultural heritage sites.

2023 UC San Diego Wildfire Experts Directory

August 4, 2023

With wildfire season in full swing, experts at UC San Diego are available to discuss wildfires across an array of topics, including climate science, technology, health and policy.

The Unexpected Physics Behind Turkey’s Devastating 2023 Earthquakes

August 3, 2023

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography uses a multidisciplinary approach to unravel the complexities of the two deadly earthquakes of nearly equal strength that struck Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6, 2023.

California’s Winter Waves May Be Increasing Under Climate Change

August 1, 2023

A new study from UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher emeritus Peter Bromirski uses nearly a century of data to show that the average heights of winter waves along the California coast have increased as climate change has heated up the planet.

Scripps Researchers to Explore Deep-Sea Methane Seeps in Alvin Submersible

July 18, 2023

UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography professor emerita Lisa Levin is set to explore the poorly understood deep-sea ecosystems surrounding methane seeps off the coast of Southern California using the Alvin human-occupied submersible.

Queer Identity Empowers UC San Diego Scientists to Challenge Norms, Chart New Discoveries

July 6, 2023

Whether they're engineers, climate scientists or neurobiologists, researchers at UC San Diego say their LGBTQ+ identity makes them better scientists.

Fighting Climate Change Isn’t an Automatic Win for Environmental Justice

June 19, 2023

New legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) explicitly identifies the elimination of these historical environmental inequities as a goal the U.S. hopes to advance in the process of tackling climate change, but the study from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Scrip

When Water Temperatures Change, the Molecular Motors of Cephalopods Do Too

June 8, 2023

Working with live squid hatchlings at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego scientists find the animals can tune their proteome on the fly in response to changes in ocean temperature via the unique process of RNA recoding. The findings inspire new questions about basic protein function.

Broken record: Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels jump again

June 8, 2023

CO2 levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked at 424 parts per million in May, continuing a steady climb further into territory not seen for millions of years, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego announced this week.
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