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Date: 3/1/2016
The US alone annually produces over 1 billion tons of manure from agriculture, which produces nitrous oxide and methane emissions, greenhouse gases 325 times more potent than carbon dioxide. But what if all this poop could have another use one that could stimulate a sustainable biofuel movement? Graduate researcher David Wernick talks about ongoing work at UCLA to turn manure, sewage, plant waste and even carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere into feed stocks for producing biofuels, and for making the process of manufacturing biofuels clean and sustainable.

Date: 11/30/2015
Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up 2 degrees Celsius by 2050 and 4 degrees by 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century. UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.

Date: 4/29/2014
Can a status update from a flower tell us something about climate change? Researchers at UC Santa Barbara explain how studying the life-cycle of plants can give us a wealth of information about climate. They're working with the National Phenology Network to encourage everyone to track the seasonal changes of plants in their own backyards. Scientists can use this data to better understand both the effects of climate change and pinpoint some possible solutions on a local level.