Environment/Energy

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.

solar panels

Clearing the air

In ways that have altered nearly every aspect of campus life, UC Irvine has reduced the energy needed to keep the place humming, serving as a model for other large organizations seeking to shrink their carbon footprints. “Environmental stewardship at UCI began long before we even heard the words ‘green,’ ‘LEED,’ or ‘carbon-neutrality,’” says Wendell […]

Claudia Czimczik

Working the Amazon soil

Earth scientist Claudia Czimczik digs in Peru for new dirt on global warming.

Student groups go for the green

UC Irvine students want to foster a sustainable culture that moves beyond hemp bags and energy-efficient light bulbs.

Port of Long Beach

Road warriors

As our expanding population outgrows an aging infrastructure, transportation is becoming an increasingly important topic in Orange County and statewide. It also has significant implications for the U.S. economy, considering that transportation-related goods and services account for about 20 percent of the nation’s gross national product. “The safe and efficient movement of people and goods […]

Alan Terricciano

Houseplants in concert

UC Irvine’s arts dean, Alan Terricciano, plays a mean cactus as he wires up houseplants for an April 4 concert on the green.

Eric Rignot

Measuring melting ice sheets

Global climate change – especially as it relates to glacial melting and rising ocean levels – is the subject of much debate and research. Eric Rignot, Earth system science professor, studies ice sheet melting in Antarctica and Greenland. He will talk about his work March 31 as part of the 2008-09 Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series.

Michael Prather

Balancing the planet

Last spring, UC Irvine launched a new institute that will bring together scientists to identify new research needed for an improved understanding of society’s response to a changing climate and for environmental science to better respond to societal needs. Topics to be tackled by the UC Irvine Environment Institute: Global Change, Energy and Sustainable Resources […]

Tammy Smecker-Hane

Venus, Saturn through a telescope

Have you ever seen Venus or Saturn through a telescope? How about the Orion Nebula or star clusters? Come view these celestial bodies and more during UCI Observatory Visitor Night from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.