Environment/Energy

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

New technique could help authorities conduct triage in multiple-blaze scenarios

UCI scientists project northward expansion of Valley fever by end of 21st century

Climate change expected to accelerate spread of sometimes-fatal fungal infection

UCI-led team creates first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate

Researchers also find plankton more resilient to nutrient stress than previously thought

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Amir AghaKouchak to receive American Geophysical Union’s Macelwane Medal

The American Geophysical Union will award its 2019 James B. Macelwane Medal to Amir AghaKouchak, UCI professor of civil & environmental engineering. The medal is given annually to a small group of early career researchers for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences. The AGU recognized AghaKouchak for his fundamental and innovative contributions to the study of […]

Study examines a million corals one by one in urgent call to save reefs

UCI biologist among data contributors to large, unprecedented project

UCI, JPL glaciologists unveil most precise map ever of Antarctic ice velocity

Project utilized 25 years of data from six international satellite missions

‘Committed’ CO2 emissions jeopardize international climate goals, UCI-led study finds

Existing, planned fossil fuel-burning infrastructure must be retired early, replaced

UCI, UC Merced: California forest die-off caused by depletion of deep-soil water

Study warns of threats from future concurrent drought and heat events

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5 junior faculty awarded $50,000 Hellman Fellowships

Five assistant professors at the University of California, Irvine will receive $50,000 Hellman Fellowships, which are bestowed annually to support research by junior faculty. They join an elite group of 53 UCI Hellman Fellows since 2013, when the Hellman Fellows Fund established the program here. The 2019-20 awardees, representing a cross-section of disciplines, are: “Each […]

Patagonia ice sheets thicker than previously thought, study finds

UCI, South American glaciologists characterize protected region with new methods