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  • New Course Aims to Bring Climate Change Solutions to Global Audience

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan has long had the goal of educating and empowering “one million climate warriors” who will help society tackle the world’s greatest existential threat.

  • New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis

    Two University of California San Diego scientists co-edit an open-access book in which a unique mix of global religious leaders, scientists, and legislators present climate change as an immediate threat to public health, with COVID-19 serving as an example.

  • Coronavirus Global Slowdown Is Cleaning the Skies. How Long Will It Last?

    The coronavirus pandemic has produced startling images, not just of besieged emergency rooms, but of deserted highways, beaches, and other public places—of life interrupted everywhere.

  • Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health – Even Outside of Summer

    Heat waves driven by Santa Ana winds can cause perceptible impacts on hospitalizations for kidney failure, dehydration, and respiratory disease in fall, spring, and winter according to a team of San Diego scientists.

  • Climate Destabilization Unlikely to Cause Arctic Methane ‘Burp’

    A long-feared scenario in which global warming causes Arctic permafrost to melt and release enough greenhouse gas to accelerate warming and cause catastrophe probably won’t happen. Researchers conclude that even if methane is released from permafrost, very little actually reaches the atmosphere.

  • “SMART 2.0” Revolutionizing Identification of Natural Compounds

    A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego describe in a new study the successful use of an analysis tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify chemical compounds, including ones with potential benefit as cancer drugs or antibiotics, within seconds.

  • Study Shows Acceleration of Global Mean Ocean Circulation since 1990s

    An international team of scientists from Scripps Oceanography and elsewhere used data from multiple sources including observations from the global Argo network of robotic floats to find that ocean circulation is accelerating, at least partly because of greenhouse gas-induced warming of the planet.

  • Coast Guard, Members of Congress Launch Center of Expertise at Scripps Oceanography

    U.S. Coast Guard officials and federal legislators christened a center at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego Friday that will accelerate the assimilation of Scripps Oceanography technology into Coast Guard operations.

  • How Many Parasites Can a Bird Carry?

    Scripps Oceanography researchers applied an established ecological principle to parasite-host relationships to find that each host’s parasite load stays within a certain range based not simply on the host’s size but on how much energy it can provide the parasites for sustenance.