Environment & Energy

UCI: Earth is losing its fire power

Industrial farming disrupts burn-regrowth cycle in grasslands, study finds

Climate warming shifts lightning-caused forest fires farther north

Extreme lightning storms are the main driver of recent massive fire years in Alaska and Canada, and these storms are likely to move farther north with climate warming, potentially altering landscapes, according to findings in Nature Climate Change by researchers from UCI, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and elsewhere. Analyzing satellite images and data from ground-based networks, […]

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

UCI-led analysis of data from India could have dire implications for future

Cultivating the next generation of scientists

UCI’s Project CRYSTAL integrates classroom and outdoor learning experiences

UCI’s James Randerson is elected to National Academy of Sciences

Earth system scientist is honored for climate change studies

India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

UCI, CoalSwarm: Hundreds of new dirty power plants aren’t needed

UCI to save 80 million gallons in drinkable water annually

Campus partners with Irvine Ranch Water District to convert central cooling plant to recycled water use

Manufacturing, global trade impair health of people with no stake in either

UCI expert helps map migration of air pollution risk to regions far from factories

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

A South China Sea atoll lost nearly half its living coral in one summer due to spiking ocean temperatures and stagnant weather, according to new research by Kristen Davis, UCI assistant professor of Earth system science and civil & environmental engineering, and colleagues. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, describe how a 2-degree-Celsius rise in surface temperatures in the South China […]

Katherine Mackey named Sloan Research Fellow

Katherine Mackey, UCI’s Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, has been awarded a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship in ocean sciences for her pioneering work in marine biogeochemistry. Each year since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded two-year fellowships to 126 promising early-career scientists in the U.S. and Canada. Nominated by […]