Study quantifies global soil carbon loss due to warming

UCI biologists Steven Allison and Kathleen Treseder are part of a Yale-led global study appearing in Nature that says global warming will drive the loss of at least 55 trillion kilograms of carbon from the Earth’s soil by midcentury, or about 17 percent more than the projected emissions due to human-related activities during that period. This would be roughly the […]

UCI opens doctoral programs to hundreds more students

Campus aims to boost Ph.D. candidates by 35 percent over next five years

Why are New England’s wild blue mussels disappearing?

UCI-led study tracks the decline of important coastal shellfish

Chemists find new way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Approach tackles most commonly used synthetic plastic

UCI chemists help find way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Millions of tons of plastic bottles, bags and other trash littering the oceans and clogging landfills could be turned into reusable fuel, thanks to research by the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. UCI chemist Zhibin Guan is among those who have figured out how to dissolve the strong bonds of polyethylene […]

UCI and Kia Motors study electric vehicles, power grids

Kia Motors of America is providing six electric cars to University of California, Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program as part of an initiative to study the role of auto batteries in advanced electrical grids. “The rapidly evolving coupling of vehicles and the electric grid requires planning based on informed decisions supported by the market-based, systems analyses […]

Food for thought

Five takeaways from the campus summit on sustainable solutions

Mallory Hinks

Pitch perfect

UCI’s Mallory Hinks places second in UC-wide Grad Slam finals

Professor named to state panel on toxic waste

Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, has been appointed to a nine-member state advisory committee on hazardous waste. Ogunseitan, who studies pollution prevention, will help the Department of Toxic Substances Control evaluate and select three pilot projects to reduce hazardous waste as part of the agency’s Community Protection & Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative.

California gas well blowout caused nation’s largest methane release, study finds

UCI chemist and partners also discover elevated levels of harmful pollutants