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27,000 deaths avoided in the United States by shutting down coal plants

Researchers from the University of California - San Diego found that tens of thousands of deaths had been avoided between 2005 and 2016 by replacing coal plants.

Scientists invent 100% recyclable plastic

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a recyclable plastic that can be disassembled into its constituent parts and reassembled without loss of performance or quality.

Inexpensive ‘first-of-its-kind’ device can generate electricity from snowfall

UCLA researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind device that can generate electricity from falling snow. The inexpensive device scientists is small, thin, and flexible like a sheet of plastic.

Researchers use healthy stem cells for future Type 1 diabetes cure for the first time

For the first time ever, researchers have successfully transformed human stem cells into mature insulin-producing cells, a major breakthrough in the effort to develop a cure for type 1 (T1) diabetes.

California state universities commit to 100% clean energy by 2025

The schools have 40 MW of onsite renewable energy generation, with an additional 20 to 30 MW in planning stages.

Minimum wage hikes in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and DC not job killers, new study finds

Raising minimum wage has boosted the paychecks of food service workers while not harming jobs, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation

On Monday, UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman announced that the Samuelis have donated $200 million to launch what he billed as the nation's first universitywide enterprise to embed integrative health approaches in research, teaching and patient care.

California, UC affirm stance to protect transgender students’ rights

The rights of transgender students in California are still protected despite a directive administered by the Trump administration.