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  • Researchers investigate how microbes that can both eat and photosynthesize might evolve in a changing environment
  • Researchers find the electric utility industry played an active role in delaying climate action — for decades
  • A series of articles stemming from LTER research reveals the various impacts of climate change across different ecosystems
  • Scientist Samantha Stevenson receives an NSF CAREER Award to predict how climate change will affect El Niño
  • Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert to speak at Corwin Pavilion
  • Climate scientists reconsider the meaning and implications of drought in light of a changing world
  • Scholar’s book explores intersection of regenerative farming, social justice
  • Scientists connect diet and temperature to metabolism in opaleye fish
  • Researchers analyze when a low-to-no-snow future might arrive and implications for water management
  • Conference to explore how researchers, community can combat climate change
  • Researchers reveal the growing threat extreme heat poses to urban populations
  • Low oxygen levels are pushing fish into shallower waters, with potentially devastating impacts for fisheries and ecosystems
  • Landmark assessment finds ocean food offer untapped potential for global development with the right policies and investments
  • Researcher connects climate change science with the real-world impacts of extreme weather in his new book
  • Fish feces, a common reef occurrence, becomes a problem for coral as water warms
  • Sea goldie school around a large coral in the Gulf of Aqaba off Eilat, Israel.
    Managing local conditions could help coral reefs persevere in the face of climate crisis
  • Global groundwater wells at risk of running dry
    Global groundwater wells at risk of running dry
    The largest assessment of global groundwater wells finds many are at risk of drying up
  • Global study is first to map ocean areas that, if strongly protected, would help solve climate, food and biodiversity crises
  • A new model reveals how two different communities coexist beneath the canopies of California’s iconic kelp forests
  • Researchers investigate the complex factors that will fuel the wildfires of the 21st century
  • Faculty members publish book about the lakes and watersheds of the Sierra Nevada
  • Researchers propose a framework for evaluating the impacts of climate change on California’s water and energy systems
  • Symbiotic relationship between California oaks and mutualist fungi appears to provide a buffer for climate change
  • Researchers investigate how marine protected areas affect the impacts of heatwaves on ocean ecosystems
  • healthcare clinic West Kalimantan
    A new analysis reveals that accessible and affordable healthcare could be a key tool for addressing the climate crisis
  • Researchers look into the effects of repeated droughts on different kinds of forests
  • New insights on river dynamics suggest rivers may begin jumping course much farther in the coming years
  • Scientists predict more extreme heavy flood events over the Sierra Nevadas under future climate warming
  • New models detail how major rivers will respond to changing environmental conditions
  • Incentives for tree-planting need protections for existing forests
  • Researchers find that using forests to offset carbon emissions will require a better understanding of the risks
  • UCSB Reads: In a community forum, author Elizabeth Rush discusses ‘Rising,’ her acclaimed book about sea level rise
  • Datasets show worsening California wildfires are part of a long-term trend
  • Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming
  • Ken Hiltner's Climate Crisis 101 lecture on reducing GHG emissions
    Ken Hiltner's Climate Crisis 101 lecture on reducing GHG emissions
    New course about the climate crisis is open to all, courtesy of YouTube lectures, a dedicated website and open-source materials
  • Reducing nutrient pollution helps coral resist bleaching
  • A new study examines the governance challenges facing nations as fish stocks shift due to climate change
  • A warming climate could lead to drier conditions in the Neotropics, including Central America
  • Climate hazard scientists connect 2018’s Four Corners drought directly to human-caused climate change
  • A new digital platform helps teachers in diverse disciplines to incorporate climate change into their curricula
  • Acclaimed book of creative nonfiction about sea level rise is selected for UCSB Reads 2020
  • New multidisciplinary study takes the long view of Santa Barbara coastline vulnerability and provides options for adaptation
  • Study shows human impacts on oceans nearly doubled in recent decade, could double again without adequate action
  • Ecologists to study Mo’orea corals’ epigenetic response to climate change
  • First-of-its-kind study quantifies the effects of political lobbying on likelihood of climate policy enactment
  • Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics
  • Researchers assess the impacts of drought and climate change on small mountain streams
  • Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide
  • Symposium will kick off a global public history project on migration and environmental justice
  • coral reef
    A close look at the specific feeding habits of territorial damselfish reveals strategies for coexistence without competition
  • The gap between simulated prediction and real-life observation in Arctic sea ice melt can be attributed to complicated internal drivers
  • Closeup of herbarium sheets at UCSB Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration
    NSF-funded statewide project will digitize flowering plant species, facilitate climate change research
  • Analysis of impacts to marine aquaculture production warns proactive measures needed to protect global food security
  • More prosperous global future is possible if climate change, sustainable fisheries management are addressed
  • Research reveals the connection between climate change, El Niño and the possibility for more extreme wildfires
  • High-yield farming on small plots, coupled with habitat conservation, minimizes C02 loss to the atmosphere
  • dumbo octopus
    Novel technology enables continuous observation of changing ocean floor animal communities
  • In general, Democrats and Republicans agree about climate change — they just don’t realize it
  • Short-term management responses to climate change-mediated disasters can be maladaptive
  • Physicist Stephen Belcher to outline climate science challenges at a public lecture hosted by KITP on May 30
  • Zegar Family Foundation gifts UCSB $1.04 million to address impacts of climate change through science
  • Climatologists render skillful predictions of drought and food insecurity that help avert famine
  • River in France
    Researchers receive $2.5 million to study the effects of climate and climate change on trees along river channels
  • Opinions about climate change are more varied among Republicans than political leaders suggest
  • Environmental economists predict big manufacturing losses in China by mid-21st century due to climate change
  • Ethiopian farmers
    Researchers model how changes in climate and socioeconomic status will likely affect health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Grevy's zebras
    The synergy of wildlife loss and climate change can increase tick abundance and the risk of tick-borne disease
  • Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement is unlikely, according to economist Dick Startz
  • Ocean acidification widespread in the California current, but pockets of protection exist
  • Political scientist plays an important role in decoding American opinions about climate change
  • As geographic areas shrink, their populations become more vulnerable to extinction by harvest
  • Predicting Droughts and Preventing Famine
    Predicting Droughts and Preventing Famine
    The Climate Hazards Group uses climate-tracking tools to predict drought and help mitigate its effects
  • A new NCEAS study finds kelps are doing better than other key coastal ecosystem-forming species
  • According to a new study, turning lawn into a vegetable garden can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • The UC Global Health Institute establishes a Center of Expertise on Planetary Health at UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis
  • Researchers identify the North Atlantic Oscillation as a potential predictive tool for managing an iconic fishery
  • Gift from the TomKat Foundation, established by Tom Steyer and Kathryn Taylor, launches Carbon Neutrality Project led by UCSB
  • An upcoming conference will bring together U.S., Chinese scholars to address environment, climate change
  • Climate change iStock Photo
    New English course examines climate change debate by analyzing popular narratives on all sides of the argument.
  • Rocky intertidal
    Researchers contributed chapters to “Ecosystems of California,” an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem in the state
  • Two climate scientists edit a new book about the Earth’s regional and global monsoon systems
  • Students, faculty members and alumni are among attendees of the UN Climate Summit in Paris.
  • UC Summit on Carbon and Climate Neutrality takes aim at greenhouse gas reduction
  • UCSB marine biologist Gretchen Hoffman is part of UC’s inaugural group of Faculty Climate Action Champions
  • Rear Admiral Len Hering
    The 5th Annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit at UCSB addresses renewable energy and sustainable water management
  • Record heat and drought are taking a deadly toll on California’s native trees, say UC Santa Barbara scientists
  • A NCEAS working group study analyzes a variety of factors contributing to forest die-offs
  • Ken Hiltner, UCSB
    Campus Sustainability Champion Ken Hiltner is putting his award to work with the Environmental Humanities Initiative
  • Colin Kelley's research is perhaps the first to examine climate change in relation to a current war
  • Cabezon
    Researchers receive funding to study the effect of pH variability on the early life stages of a kelp forest rockfish
  • Okenia rosacea
    Scientist wonders whether a pink sea slug’s response to warm ocean conditions signals another major shift in ocean climate
  • Effect on flood frequency hazard
    A new study presents a paradigm shift in flood hazard analysis that could change the way such risk is assessed in the future
  • According to researchers, the same patterns that led to the collapse of wildlife populations on land are now occurring in the sea
  • Scientists will use the UC Natural Reserve System to study the ecological impacts of climate change in California
  • Ice sculpture
    The climate crisis — and it is a real crisis — is probably the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced
  • Tom Steyer
    Speaking at UCSB, clean energy advocate Tom Steyer highlighted the actions needed to confront climate change
  • The Energy Leadership Lecture takes place at 5 p.m. on March 6 at UCSB's Pollock Theatre.
  • Greenland Ice Sheet
    Scientists discover organic soil preserved for millions of years beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Airstrip climate monitoring station

    Climate monitoring stations take climate change beyond the anecdotal.

  • As climate change unfolds over the next century, plants and animals will need to adapt or shift locations to follow their ideal climate.

  • Balancing on a Planet

    Carbon dioxide emissions from transportation, energy generation and built infrastructure may be major contributors to climate change, but they may not be the biggest ones. According to UC Santa Barbara environmental studies professor David A.

  • weaner in kelp
    Research shows that climate change affects marine life
  • Despite the ever-louder drumbeat for sustainability and global efforts to advance environmental initiatives, Earth remains on a collision course with "unprecedented levels of damage and degradation." That's according to a new United Nations (U.N...

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