Climate Science

EVs are lowering Bay Area's carbon footprint

April 4, 2024
Ron Cohen and grad student Naomi Asimow conclude that the decrease in Bay Area CO2 is due to passenger vehicle electrification.

UC Berkeley scientists collaborate with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany on catalyst digital design program

May 31, 2023
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, has today announced a three-year collaboration with the research group of John Hartwig at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Three decades after UN milestone, experts convene to find AI climate solutions

March 21, 2024
Aditi Krishnapriyan, Omar Yaghi, and colleagues are using the power of artificial intelligence to develop cutting-edge technology to stem the planet’s warming and its related impacts.

Berkeley’s Jeffrey Reimer will receive AIChE’s Warren K. Lewis Award for ChE education

October 16, 2023
Professor Jeffrey Reimer is being recognized for outstanding contributions to chemical engineering education based on accomplishments in classroom teaching, course development, authorship of teaching texts, and departmental chairmanship, as well as excellence in research.

An unexpected discovery at the air-water interface

December 4, 2023
Research led by Richard Saykally reveals a surprising chemical pathway for a CO2 reaction important in many geological and biological processes.

Omar Yaghi featured in Time.com article on climate change

September 11, 2023
In a Times.com article entitled 'A World Renowned Chemist Wants to Suck Water, and Carbon, Out of the Air', Omar Yaghi discusses his MOF water harvesting technology and his company Atoco.

ChatGPT accelerates chemistry discovery for climate response, study shows

August 7, 2023
UC Berkeley experts taught ChatGPT how to quickly create datasets on difficult-to-aggregate research about certain materials that can be used to fight climate change, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Hand-held water harvester powered by sunlight could combat water scarcity

July 6, 2023

Omar Yaghi

Omar Yaghi, the inventor of MOFs, led the study on MOF-powered water harvesters that was published July 6 in Nature Water. (Photo courtesy of Omar Yaghi)

UC Berkeley researchers have designed an extreme-weather proven, hand-held device that can extract and convert water molecules from the air into drinkable water using only ambient sunlight as its energy source, a...

Peidong Yang and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners announce research partnership

August 19, 2022

Illustration of CO2 to sugar process

In a new partnership, The Peidong Yang research group will work with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) to develop technology that will convert air into sugar. (illustration courtesy CCEP)

CCEP Ventures to partner with Peidong Yang Research Group...

Using Berkeley technology, Glasgow debuts new GHG monitoring network

November 8, 2021

Ron Cohen joined governmental officials from Scotland and California (Nov. 3) at the 2021 Climate Summit (COP26)

UC Berkeley's Ronald Cohen (standing, fourth from left) posed with one of the sensors he designed for realtime monitoring of greenhouse gases and pollution in cities. Seated and...