Environment & Energy

UCI’s Next 50

A change in leadership and a golden anniversary mark the start of a new era – and vision – for the university

Ahead of Their Time

In the spirit of UCI’s forward-thinking founders, campus researchers see beyond the present to create a brilliant future

Solar panel installation

UCI joins over 200 campuses in climate pledge

UCI was among more than 200 university and college campuses that signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge today at the White House to demonstrate support for strong climate action by world leaders. With less than two weeks until President Barack Obama attends the climate change conference in Paris, the U.S. administration is building […]

Building a dream

UCI graduate student manages unique construction challenge: the Team Orange County entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman leads a spirited crowd in a hearty Zot, Zot, Zot! at the UCI Medal Awards.

UCI closes Orange County’s largest philanthropic campaign, surpassing $1 billion goal

Strong community, donor involvement lead to funding for scholarships, academic chairs, high-impact research and projects that make a difference

Goods manufactured in China not good for the environment, study finds

UCI, other researchers link products made there with higher CO2 emissions

Fires

Southern California wildfires exhibit split personalities

UCI, other researchers examine differences between summer, Santa Ana fires

Drought

Hot, dry and human-caused

UCI and other scientists say Californians must learn to live within the state’s new climate

earth's defender

Earth’s defender

Abigail Reyes divides her life into two parts, “B.T.” and “A.T.” – before Terence and after Terence. In February 1999, Terence Unity Freitas, an environmental activist and her “partner in work and love,” was kidnapped and murdered in Colombia. At the time, he was working to halt the plans of major oil companies to drill […]

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Measuring Earth’s Meltdown

An expedition to Greenland with UCI glaciologists reveals ‘time bomb’ effects of global warming