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Wildfire Watch

November 16, 2017

…and the communities they protect is my priority, so having more information about a fire before we encounter it is an added safety measure,” said San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy at a press conference at SDG&E’s headquarters last week. “It also helps with safe evacuations. If we’re able to…

Scripps Family Members Gift $6 Million for Naming of New Facility

October 7, 2021

…important than ever to understand the challenges our oceans face and what we can do to preserve them,” said Ed Scripps. “This center is fundamental in that process.” This new building will house the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC), which is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach in the…

World’s Smallest Penguins Waddle into Birch Aquarium

July 21, 2022

…Scripps developed a deeper understanding of the biology of penguins as well as how climate change affects the seabirds. Birch Aquarium is currently the only aquarium in the Western U.S. that houses Little Blue Penguins, known for their unique plumage that shines in the sun with different shades of aqua…

UC San Diego Offers New Major in Global Health

October 16, 2014

…health concerns around the planet, at home and abroad – and also to the program’s holistic approach. “The program balances pragmatic real-world experience with theoretical, analytic and critical skills. We aim to offer students a comprehensive introduction to the ‘hard’ and ‘flexible’ sciences that together make up the emerging field…

Blocking Sunlight to Cool Earth Won’t Reduce Crop Damage from Global Warming

August 7, 2018

…atmosphere to cool the planet and counter the warming effects of climate change would do nothing to offset the crop damage from rising global temperatures, according to a new analysis by the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford and Columbia Universities, as well as the University of California San Diego’s School…

NOAA Selects UC San Diego for Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems

June 1, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it selected the University of California San Diego to host the new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS). The selection comes with an award of up to $220 million over five years.

Global Warming Solutions Dependent on ‘Oneness of Humanity’ Dalai Lama Tells Campus Audience

April 24, 2012

…San Diego Triton visor protecting him from the hot glare of spotlights, the 14th Dalai Lama deconstructed the barriers between science and spirituality Wednesday on his first official visit to San Diego. UC San Diego was the first stop on a two-day tour of San Diego universities by the man…

Strategic Research Plan Refresh Looks to Evolve What UC San Diego Does Best

May 16, 2024

What broad and pressing societal problems, challenges or questions do you think UC San Diego is uniquely, well-positioned to help solve.

Little Blue Penguins Make San Diego Debut at Birch Aquarium

July 12, 2022

Excitement filled the air at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego today as the first official guests gathered to experience Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins, the newest and most anticipated exhibit in the aquarium’s history. 

Neither Myth Nor Legend, Seadragon Mysteries Are Still to be Solved

May 23, 2019

…Birch Aquarium aims to understand and breed these unusual fish With its new exhibition Seadragons & Seahorses, Birch Aquarium at Scripps aims to be the first to breed Leafy Seadragons, above, in captivity. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications The opening of Seahorses & Seadragons, the newest exhibition at…

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