Prediction method could help protect rainforests around the globe.

By taking a closer look, UCI scientists find resilience in face of heat stress

Bleaching of coral reefs reduced where daily temperature changes are large

UCI study also finds megacities affected most by uptick in extreme-heat events

Rise in severity of hottest days outpaces global average temperature increase

Researchers explain spike in ocean temps that caused mass coral death in South China Sea

The W.M. Keck Foundation has granted $1 million to UC Irvine to build a campus laboratory in which researchers can explore the potential of using the deep ocean’s low-temperature and high-pressure conditions to generate carbon-free power from methane hydrates.

UCI-led team cites global warming, accelerated cycle of evaporation, precipitation as factors.

Glaciers in West Greenland are melting 100 times more rapidly at their end points beneath the ocean than they are at their surfaces, according to a UC Irvine/NASA study.

Warmer ocean speeding Greenland glacier melt

Like a dirty filter, the Earth’s oceans are growing less efficient at absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas produced by fossil-fuel burning, reports a study co-authored by Francois Primeau, UC Irvine Earth system science associate professor.

Oceans losing ability to absorb greenhouse gas