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Scientific American , August 29, 2014

Coal plants will emit 300 billion tons of future CO2

“Bringing down carbon emissions means retiring more fossil fuel facilities than we build,” study lead author Steven Davis, assistant professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine, said in a statement.

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The New York Times , August 29, 2014

Accounting for the expanding carbon shadow from coal-burning plants

Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine and Robert Socolow of Princeton … have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,” …. This makes sense because of the long lifetime of these plants once built … and the long lifetime of carbon dioxide once released. … Here’s Davis’s “video abstract.”

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The New York Times , August 29, 2014

End the tyranny of 24/7 email

This Labor Day weekend, odds are you’ll peek at your work email on your “day off” – and then feel guilty about it. … White-collar cubicle dwellers … check their messages 74 times a day, on average, according to Gloria Mark, an authority on workplace behavior and a professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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Southern California Public Radio , August 29, 2014

Could Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be held accountable in court?

Even if [the grand jury] determine that Wilson acted improperly, it’s unlikely that he or the city of Ferguson will actually be held accountable. That’s what Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, recently argued in an op-ed in The New York Times.

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San Antonio Express-News , August 29, 2014

Don’t let facts get in the way, Governor

When it comes to immigration, facts often get in the way of supporting one’s position. …  Never mind that the soaring crime level pinned on immigrants is simply not true. … Rubén G. Rumbaut is professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

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Orange County Register , August 29, 2014

ER visits jump under Obamacare

Visits to the emergency room at UC Irvine Medical Center rose by 10.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a sharp acceleration from the annual increase of 5.1 percent in July 2013. In May, ER visits were up 10.7 percent from a year earlier, compared with a rise of 1.8 percent in May 2013.

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The Washington Post, August 28, 2014

The FCC’s next CTO is a net neutrality expert

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Irvine.

 

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BBC, August 28, 2014

Full extent of global coal ‘binge’ is hidden, say researchers

“Worldwide, we’ve built more coal-burning power plants in the past decade than in any previous decade, and closures of old plants aren’t keeping pace with this expansion,” said co-author professor Steven Davis at University of California, Irvine.

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2014

California community relying on bottled water may be grim preview of things to come

“I think wherever you have some degree of urban growth and continued pressures on supply – drought in particular – and not many sources of supply, you’re likely to see this kind of thing,” David Feldman, chairman of the Department of Planning, Policy and Design at the University of California, Irvine.

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Orange County Register, August 28, 2014

UC Irvine professor takes his tech savvy to FCC

“I particularly like the challenge of integrating Internet architecture with economic and legal principles to address communications policy issues,” said Scott Jordan who is also an associate dean of UCI’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

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Bloomberg News, August 28, 2014

Jammed Beijing clamping down fails to stem migration

“If you look at large cities around the world, no city has a policy of saying ‘OK we have a size cap,’” says Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at UC Irvine, and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

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Orange County Register , August 27, 2014

Competing interests await UCI’s top dog

UC President Janet Napolitano plans to nominate a new UCI chancellor at the Board of Regents’ mid-September meeting. … But whoever takes the position will face a variety of immediate challenges. Rising student fees, catering to a wider campus diversity and the downsides of turning 50 years old are just some of the issues waiting on the chancellor’s desk.

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