Climate change definitively linked to increases in extreme rain and snow

A UCLA study published in Nature Communications shows definitively that abnormally heavy rain and snowfall events around the world are becoming more severe due to human-driven climate change. While climate change is widely understood to cause higher temperatures and more devastating droughts, it is also linked to heavier precipitation. That’s mainly because the warmer atmosphere […]

Drought restrictions had side benefit: Lowering risk of mosquito-borne disease

A new study by scientists from UCLA and three other universities found that reducing shallow pools of water where the insects lay their eggs is key to preventing the spread of the virus. The study, funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President and published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found […]

Turtles ‘in horrible shape’ with grim future due to rising sea levels

About 60% of the world’s turtle species are considered threatened or endangered, making them one of the most vulnerable groups of animals on the planet. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new findings about turtles’ evolution so far and the tough prospects they face for survival. “Turtles are in […]