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The University of California San Diego and 13 institutions in Baja California announced the launch of the CaliBaja Education Consortium at the Cross-border Innovation Summit that took place on June 9, 2017 on the UC San Diego campus. The new entity will serve the entire CaliBaja region and will allow researchers and students to work together across borders. Leaders of 10 institutions signed memoranda that brought the consortium to life during the event.
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Since the 1970s the northern polar region has warmed faster than global averages by a factor or two or more, in a process of 'Arctic amplification' which is linked to a drastic reduction in sea ice.
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A science education initiative that pairs students and faculty from San Diego and Baja California is scheduled for a launch Friday at UC San Diego. The CaliBaja Education Consortium "will allow researchers and students to work together across borders,” according to a statement.
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Global oceans are becoming warmer, more acidic and less fish-friendly, but for the first time the United Nations is devoting full consideration to the matter, said Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen, who will discuss the ocean’s problems and potential at the UN Ocean Conference in New York next week.

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) hope genetically engineered micro-algae could be the food of the future, and they've taken a step closer to that reality with an outdoor field trial approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Hidden coastlines around the world contain clues about ancient civilizations. The mysteries locked in these coastal sites where human activity once flourished are now submerged under rising seas. A trove of cultural artifacts and environmental data are waiting to be discovered.
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Man-made pollution in eastern China’s cities worsens when less dust blows in from the Gobi Desert, according to a new study published May 11 in Nature Communications.
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A new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor—the Threespot Damselfish—may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over three decades ago.
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LA JOLLA (CNS) - An expedition led in part by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego located a missing World War II bomber off the coast of Papua New Guinea and surveyed another at the bottom of a harbor, it was announced Tuesday.
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San Diego, Calif., May 17, 2017 — Researchers excavating what was believed to be a completely looted ancient Greek tomb have discovered 15 adult and two juvenile human burials, as well as artifacts dated to a period just before the collapse of Mycenaean society during the late Bronze Age.