Environment/Energy

Photograph of a wildfire in the mountains above Orange County, California.

Human-caused climate change to blame for increase in California’s wildfires

Study by UC Irvine, other universities points to growth in burn area through 2050

UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Susan and Henry Samueli give $50 million to UCI’s engineering school

Gift launches Engineering+ research institutes on health, society and the environment

UC Irvine-led interdisciplinary team delves into a heated debate about humidity

Under climate change, moist heat stress is expected to worsen public health outcomes

UCI, NASA JPL researchers discover a cause of rapid ice melting in Greenland

Study suggests extent of future sea level rise could be vastly underestimated

Scientists discover a way Earth’s atmosphere cleans itself

UC Irvine chemist helped shed light on the formation of an air-clearing molecule

UCI researchers join DOE-funded project to reinvent lithium-ion battery recycling

R&D effort is aimed at improving environmental sustainability and lowering costs

UC Irvine Earth system scientists uncover ice-age shift in Pacific Ocean circulation

Fossil radiocarbon measurements show effect on CO2 uptake, carbon storage and climate

Wildfires in 2021 emitted a record-breaking amount of carbon dioxide

UC Irvine-led study found northern-latitude forest fires to be the highest source

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Brett Sanders

Flood Watchers

UCI researchers sound the alarm on future Southern California deluge

Steven Davis

UC Irvine Earth system scientists plot pathways for climate-conscious air travel

Net-zero-emissions flying is possible by 2050 with new technologies and habits