Seething History

A Scripps team captures gases emitted from Iceland's volcanoes to plumb the island's geologic roots and address hot scientific debates.

Life Behind Bars

Marine biologists employ genetic barcoding in the quest to positively identify fish species

Carbonated Oceans

An overload of carbon dioxide is acidifying seawater, posing a subtle but profound threat to marine invertebrates.

Green Bullet

Scientists take aim with tiny algae and their giant promise as the biofuel solution of the future

Emperors of the Extreme

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Emperor penguins can flourish in locales where few other animals roam. But scientists now wonder if they can adapt to a new threat: climate change.

Buried at Sea

Scripps researchers are studying CO2 sequestration to determine if it is a viable solution to combat global warming.

The Origins of Slime

Scripps graduate student investigates cause of mucilage outbreaks in her native Adriatic waters

Heading Due South

Scripps researchers gather geomagnetic signs to determine if Earth's magnetic field is currently headed toward a complete reversal

The Beach of the Future

Building upon a legacy of coastal science at Scripps, high-tech tools are opening new avenues for researchers to track sand movements and further explain beach systems.

Welcome to the New Normal

Scripps Oceanography research suggests that climate change will require a complete rethinking of water delivery systems in the West. That'll be step one.