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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atmospheric rivers pose a $1 billion-a-year flood risk in the West, according to a study released today.
As if to keep up with the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires throughout California, a network of wildfire-spotting cameras grew from 35 stations last year to more than 300 as of late October.