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UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in a push toward carbon neutrality

President Napolitano: 'We’re on our way to becoming the very first university system to wipe out our carbon footprint for good.'

thermal power plant

DOE selects UC to lead U.S.-China energy and water consortium

Berkeley, Irvine, Berkeley Lab, Davis, Merced and UCLA join forces in multi-million dollar effort to tackle water-related aspects of energy production and use. 

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West Village marches toward zero net energy

Nation’s largest planned zero net energy community is 82 percent on the way to its goal.

To the rescue: Berkeley names Faculty Climate Action Champion

Whendee Silver's work in soils and carbon earned her recognition as part of UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

Peidong Yang, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Chemist Peidong Yang receives MacArthur ‘genius award’

Synthetic leaf project aims to convert sunlight into transportation fuel through photosynthesis.

Former UC Davis postdoc Kim Mosse digs through soil for sampling at a vineyard. A UC Davis study says winery wastewater is a viable option to irrigate vineyards.

Winery wastewater a viable water source for vineyards

UC Davis research provides first data to support California wine industry’s reuse of treated winery wastewater, and it describes recommended conditions for the practice, with key focus on salinity issues.

Roland Winston, Director of UC Solar

Sun and salt: how solar tech can help California’s drought

Researchers at UC Merced are turning to an unlikely ally to help solve the problem of water availability for California’s farmlands: the sun.  

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Got a big idea? Save the world and win prizes

This year’s Big Ideas student innovation contest features nine categories, including the newly extended Energy & Resource Alternatives category, sponsored by the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

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Campus enters second decade poised for growth

UC’s newest campus approaches its 10th anniversary with record student enrollment, ambitious plans for expansion, and a spirit of determination.

Irvine students in community garden

UC Irvine tops Sierra magazine’s green rankings second straight year

UC "dominates" rankings with five campuses among magazine's top 20 "Cool Schools" list of sustainable universities.