“How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC”

“Universities across the United States have set ambitious goals to shrink their carbon footprints, including the University of California, which launched its Carbon Neutrality Initiative in 2013, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025. But amid broad support for… Read More

“Study: Climate Change Threatens Major Crops in California”

“California currently provides two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts, but according to a new study published Tuesday, by the end of the century California’s climate will no longer be able to support the state’s major crops, including… Read More

“Ocean acidification poses new concern for SF Bay water “

“Visitors to the Tiburon shoreline may notice a new addition to the seascape — a five-foot tall, bright yellow buoy anchored just offshore San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. The Bay Ocean Buoy (BOB)… Read More

“How office buildings are reducing their carbon footprint”

“Companies are increasingly adding more outdoor spaces to offices for employees to enjoy, and incorporating nature into the interior design, such as living walls of plants, Zen gardens and greenhouses. Less obviously, more firms are creating buildings that… Read More

“73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product”

“”Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most difficult economic climates in the past 100 years, they continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings–almost three-out-of-four respondents,” says Nielsen.”… Read More

“New material made from desert sand could offer low-carbon alternative to concrete”

“A team of scientists in the UK have developed a biodegradable construction material made from desert sand – a resource that has until now been useless for construction. Called Finite, the material was developed by a group from… Read More

“143 Million People May Soon Become Climate Migrants”

“Climate change will transform more than 143 million people into “climate migrants” escaping crop failure, water scarcity, and sea-level rise, a new World Bank report concludes. Most of this population shift will take place in Sub-Saharan Africa, South… Read More

“Climate Change Threatens Bird Migrations, Habitats In San Diego County”

“On a recent, bright and early morning at Lake Murray, a dozen birding enthusiasts gazed through binoculars, seeking a glimpse of the feathered species singing in the brush- and tree-covered landscape. “I have a California thrasher in my… Read More

“Philadelphia Turns Massive Stormwater Runoff Problem Into Economic Boost”

“Philadelphia has long struggled with stormwater that sends massive amounts of polluted runoff into nearby rivers. Rather than spending nearly $10 billion it didn’t have on a new 30-mile-long tunnel, the city is investing a fraction of that… Read More

“Shell outlines scenario for what it would take to halt climate change”

“Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, drivers would be using far less of the company’s own product — oil — as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation… Read More