Michael Prather, professor of Earth system science at UCI, has won the California Air Resources Board’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of the role and impacts of various air pollutants and greenhouse gases. His research group integrates global modeling with satellite measurements of the composition and chemistry of […]
UCI atmospheric chemist Donald Blake has won California’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for his seminal pollution research.
World’s challenges demand science itself change – and fast, UCI’s Steve Davis, others say in article
UCI Earth system scientist Steve Davis is among a group of leading scientists who make a case in the journal Science this week that growing global challenges have rendered obsolete sharply segregated research and expertise. The world has little use, and precious little time, for one-subject experts, they argue. Traditional, single-discipline approaches to such crises as air pollution, […]
Dangerously high levels of air pollutants are being released in Mecca during the hajj, the annual holy pilgrimage in which millions of Muslims on foot and in vehicles converge on the Saudi Arabian city, according to findings reported today at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
Most nurses see patients in health clinics, hospitals and offices, but Jill Berg is different. She makes house calls. Berg consults with people who have asthma and other chronic pulmonary conditions in their homes, churches and schools, often venturing into L.A.’s toughest neighborhoods. Her mission: to help them breathe easier. “I love getting out there […]
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 […]
The first person Donald Blake met when he walked into UC Irvine’s chemistry department in 1978 was F. Sherwood Rowland, clad in shorts and sandals, a towering 6 feet 5 inches tall. Rowland, department chair, was considering the UCLA senior for a graduate position. “We talked about lots of things, and in the end he […]