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Scripps News Archives

NOAA Selects UC San Diego to Host New Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems
Selection awards $220 million over five years
Jun 01, 2020
Scripps researcher V. Ramanathan seeks to bring climate change solutions to a global audience with "Bending the Curve" New Course Aims to Bring Climate Change Solutions to Global Audience
Four-part series is first offering on the new UC San Diego Online platform
May 28, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Maya Becker
Geophysics PhD student fascinated by ice-shelf mass change pursues research in glaciology
May 27, 2020
Sea skater dodges water downpour. Reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution License​ 4.0 @ Mafadik et al. 2020​. “It is Practically Hovering on Air”
High-speed footage provides never-before-seen look at tiny insect that can survive life on high seas
May 26, 2020
Beachgoers during a marine heatwave. Scientists Identify Climate Change as Major Contributor to Record-Breaking Marine Heatwave
Scripps Oceanography team used a century of ocean data collected by the Shore Stations Program and new method of temperature analysis to put the 2018 marine heatwave in context
May 26, 2020
Scripps Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ward
MAS MBC alumna harnesses her science communication skills and passion for sharing Earth’s stories as a video producer for NASA
May 21, 2020
Two ospreys in a nest on Scripps Pier. Osprey Nest Perched Above Scripps Pier Brings Hope to Local Environmentalists
Nesting platform made possible thanks to a gift by a family foundation
May 15, 2020
Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility is now available as an open-access book New Open-Access Book Casts Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis
Contributors to text co-edited by UC San Diego researchers range from Nobel Prize laureates to Pope Francis
May 14, 2020
PC: Greg Rouse Hungry Hungry Scale Worms: Scientists Discover Four New Species of Deep-Sea Dwellers
A team of researchers describes new species of unique scale worms in the East Pacific
May 12, 2020
Photo of the Week: Blue Streak
Photographer captures light in the sea and sky
May 07, 2020
A researcher tends to corals in a Birch Aquarium at Scripps exhibit. Birch Aquarium Staff Keeping 6,000 Fish, Invertebrates Healthy During Closure to Public
Shy fishes emerge, sociable octopus given more games to play
May 07, 2020
Shane Clark of the Keeling lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography collects an air sample at the end of Scripps Pier. Coronavirus Global Slowdown Is Cleaning the Skies. How Long Will It Last?
Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder what episode tells us about global warming
May 06, 2020
Research Highlight: Understanding Microbiomes in Salmon Hatcheries
Scripps PhD student finds connection between hatchery and fish microbiome which may promote fish growth
May 06, 2020
A young woman hikes near mountains. Scripps Student Spotlight: Sawyer Brand
Scripps undergraduate student fascinated by the dynamic wonders of the ocean and atmosphere delves into research with Argo floats
May 04, 2020
The Thwaites Ice Shelf as captured by NASA's Operation IceBridge. Credit: NASA / James Yungel First Results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission Map 16 Years of Melting Ice Sheets
Team of scientists finds massive ice loss in West Antarctica
Apr 30, 2020
Distinguished Professor Kimberly Prather (center) among newly elected NAS members Five UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
CAICE founding director among new members
Apr 29, 2020
Glowing blue waves near a pier at night. Everything You Wanted to Know About Red Tides
Bioluminescent waves spotted along the coastline, from Baja California to Los Angeles
Apr 28, 2020
Tube Worm Slime Displays Long-Lasting, Self-Powered Glow
Marine organism’s bioluminescence could inspire new eco-friendly, long-lasting light sources
Apr 27, 2020
Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen Four from UC San Diego Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen among the 2020 class
Apr 24, 2020
Scripps Student Spotlight: Karen Gutierrez
Scripps graduate student inspired by geosciences, history, and anthropology to pursue research in paleoclimatology
Apr 23, 2020
Satellite measurements of SSTs, averaged during June-Aug. of 2019. Reds are warmer than normal, blue are colder than normal. New Study Looks at How the “Blob” Came Back
Scripps Oceanography and CIRES scientists find that weak winds in the Pacific drove record-breaking 2019 summertime marine heat wave
Apr 21, 2020
El Niño Impacts on Southern California Estuaries Reveal Potential for More Frequent Closures
Winter storms in 2015-2016 emphasized vulnerability of estuaries that have natural, intermittent mouth closures, compared to those which stay open throughout the year
Apr 14, 2020
A biogeochemical Argo float deployed in the Southern Ocean. Photo: Channing Prend Scientific Resilience During a Pandemic
An aborted research cruise makes the most of the return journey home
Apr 09, 2020
Photos: CDIP, Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Research in the Time of COVID-19
Despite a deserted campus, some essential Scripps research programs carry on
Apr 09, 2020
Coral-Inspired Biomaterials Could Lead to Highly Efficient Biofuel Production
Biologists and engineers design 3D printed corals that could help energy production and coral reefs
Apr 09, 2020