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Global warming is making the world's oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two studies show. "The low oxygen problem is the biggest unknown climate change consequence out there," said Lisa Levin, a study co-author and professor of biological oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Measurements of gases in ancient ice have allowed scientists to reconstruct past ocean temperatures with unprecedented precision. To understand the history of the global ocean, Bernhard Bereiter at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and his colleagues turned to two noble gases, krypton and xenon. As the sea cools, the amounts of krypton and xenon dissolved in the water rise, and atmospheric levels of the gases are gradually depleted.
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Gene editing technology is expected to accelerate the introduction of new plants
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UC San Diego’s Debashis Sahoo is one of 21 semi-finalists in the $1 million Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE, which challenges competitors around the world to develop technological solutions to improve women’s safety in instances of violence or harassment.
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UC San Diego School of Medicine launches program to train Jordan’s primary care doctors on how to better treat mental health issues
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Four students author their insights on climate change and the valuable lessons learned in environmental policy at the United Nations’ leading conference
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In contrast to conspicuously low profile of federal government, university joined state leaders in reaffirming commitment to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
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The travel insurance industry’s most influential publication has named UC San Diego Health its top medical provider for 2017. The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal recognized UC San Diego’s International Services Program for its ongoing work to serve patients who take ill while traveling outside the United States.
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University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening food security worldwide.
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In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. The scientists, led by graduate student Clinton Edwards, canvassed more than 17,000 square feet of reef, and 44,008 coral colonies, taking more than 39,000 images that were then stitched together to create 3D photomosaics that encompassed the reef.