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"U.N. negotiators understand the magnitude of the climate change problem, and have left space for carbon removal to contribute to climate action in the future," writes 2015 Berkeley grad Noah Deich in a blog post looking at the Paris Agreement.
Dark matter experiment in abandoned South Dakota gold mine is searching for elusive WIMPs
Scientists and regulators are placing increased emphasis on carbon removal and sequestration, and UC Berkeley is focused on the mission.
ArtCOP21, at the Paris climate talks, brought together artists and a plan: “To truly meet the climate challenge, we need to get creative.” Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design Shannon Jackson reports from the scene.
Genome editing helps reveal how key animal genes set up segmented body plan
Four Research Catalyst Awards from UC's Office of the President will stimulate inter-campus collaboration
Experts from around the world gathered recently for a summit looking at the rapidly changing possibilities of human gene editing. UC Berkeley's Charis Thompson, who spoke at the meeting, summarizes positions taken on a key question: the ethics of creating permanent, hereditary changes in the human genome.
As scientists and leaders at the Paris climate summit try to map out responses to global warming, evidence grows that the world is beginning to follow California's lead, and UC is key to the state's efforts.
Ethan Elkind of UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy and the Environment is in Paris for the COP21 climate summit, helping to get cities and states to commit to aggressive greenhouse gas reductions. He talks about this California-led initiative in a Q&A.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Paris this weekend for the two-week global climate summit, prepped for his meetings by a team of scientists almost entirely from the UC system, including two from UC Berkeley.
Anthony Barnosky's warning of climate tipping point inspires French filmmakers to focus on solutions for 'Tomorrow'
Institutions establish Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change
Reporting from Paris on Day 2 of the U.N. climate summit, 2015 Berkeley grad Noah Deich describes enthusiastic support for climate action in principle, and under-the-radar interest in removing carbon already in the atmosphere, through sequestration and other technologies.
Valeri Vasquez is a graduate student with UC Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group. She is taking time off from her graduate work to spend time is Paris, acting as counselor to the co-chair of the United Nations climate negotiations, Daniel Reifsnyder.
At international summit in Washington Dec. 1-3, Jennifer Doudna and others discuss the ethical and societal issues surrounding germline gene editing
An exoplanet unusually far from its star may have been kicked out of its birthplace, Gemini Planet Imager reveals
Graduate student Ian Bolliger, who studies climate change and its effects on snowpack and water management — and is part of a Berkeley team designing a sustainable tiny house — discusses the 2015 U.N. climate summit and related events he'll attend in Paris.
A supercomputer simulation shows how turbulence in a collapsing star can fuel a hypernova explosion and bright gamma-ray burst
New research points the way for forest regneration after the catastrophic 2013 Yosemite fire
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