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environment

Improved land management project co-led by UCI gets $4.6 million in state funding

Data science will help identify best practices to preserve California’s forests, wildlands

Clean and green: UCI physicist helps invent novel way of converting nitrogen to ammonia

The ammonia you use to clean and disinfect your kitchen floor starts off as nitrogen, a gas that makes up almost 80 percent of Earth’s atmosphere. But the conversion requires the breaking of a strong triple-chemical bond in a high-heat, high-pressure industrial process. UCI physicist Huolin Xin worked with his colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory […]

Huolin Xin is awarded $2.5 million grant to research next-generation lithium-ion batteries

Huolin Xin, UCI assistant professor of physics & astronomy, has been awarded $2.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance research in next-generation lithium-ion batteries. His project is one of 42 supported by an $80 million fund for promising vehicle technologies to enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, reduce our dependence […]

From ‘What?’ to ‘Wow!’

Innovative course teaches UCI grad students to better communicate their scientific research to the public

Steven Davis to be awarded Macelwane Medal

The American Geophysical Union will award its 2018 James B. Macelwane Medal to Steven Davis, UCI associate professor of Earth system science. The medal is given annually to a small group of early-career researchers for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences. The AGU noted Davis’ work in developing a science that links global climate change […]

UCI engineers host workshops in East Africa on UCI-developed precipitation technology

Since water is increasingly scarce in arid East Africa, the region’s scientists and engineers have an ongoing need to know about the latest satellite precipitation data and information systems. Experts from UCI’s Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing traveled to Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in July to host workshops for government meteorologists and researchers from […]

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, UCI study finds

Temperature increases during dry periods outpace average climate warming

UCI sustainability efforts earn rare STARS platinum rating

Only three other universities worldwide have achieved this status

UCI scientists analyze first direct images of dissolved organic carbon from the ocean

Joint research project furthers understanding of important CO2 reservoir

Topsy-turvy currents key to removing nitrate from streams, UCI-led study finds

Scientists calculate ‘speed limit’ for pumping pollutant to hungry algae, bacteria