Environment/Energy

Oladele Ogunseitan and Jean-Daniel Saphores

Solving the e-waste dilemma

Electronic devices could create significant environmental and health problems after they are thrown away. UC Irvine researchers are working with engineers, manufacturers and public health officials to find solutions.

Diane Pataki

Climate change: global problem, local response

UCI’s Diane Pataki discusses strategies for dealing with climate change in Southern California.

Joseph DiMento

Protecting the planet

Joseph DiMento says law can be an effective tool in protecting natural resources.<

Water spigot

Raising water awareness

More than 1 billion people worldwide have unreliable access to clean water. To raise awareness of this and other water issues, UC Irvine is hosting a two-day public event featuring free movies and a panel discussion with local water experts.

UCI to become living renewable energy lab

The UC Irvine campus will become a living renewable energy laboratory under a statewide program designed to make electricity generation and transportation safer, cleaner and more affordable for Californians.

Pai Chou with water pipe monitoring system

Watching over the water system

UC Irvine engineers plan to outfit the local water system with sensors that will alert officials when and where pipes crack or break, hastening repair – thanks to nearly $5.7 million over three years from the National Institute of Standards & Technology and several local water groups.

Tammy Kelleher

The powerhouse

Tammy Kelleher seldom sits still – she’s too busy keeping watch over UCI’s Central Plant.

Wind Turbines

Wind + water = untapped energy

Wind energy over the planet’s oceans is a vastly underutilized renewable resource, according to UC Irvine researchers.

Flowers blooming

Campus efforts help clear the air

UC Irvine cuts greenhouse gas emissions from the (efficiently irrigated) ground up.

Alexis Kim and alumnus Max Broad

Earth first

For Max Broad ’09 and undergraduate Alexis Kim, The Green Initiative Fund brings new meaning to TGIF.