UCI-led group suggests ways to better manage urban stormwater runoff

Rain barrels, absorbent roofs, permeable pavement could help reduce waste


Southern California wildfires exhibit split personalities

UCI, other researchers examine differences between summer, Santa Ana fires

Economic slump, not natural gas boom, responsible for drop in CO2 emissions

The 11 percent decrease in climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. between 2007 and 2013 was caused by the global financial recession – not the reduced use of coal, research from the University of California Irvine, the University of Maryland, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis shows.

Mia Maltz

A focus on fungi

UCI doctoral candidate seeks to maximize the health of native plants in restored environments

World map of aquifer depletion

A third of the world’s biggest groundwater basins are in distress

Irvine, Calif., June 16, 2015 – Two new studies led by UC Irvine using data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites show that human consumption is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate data about how much water remains in them. The result is that […]

A dried-up pond at the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve near UC Irvine

Blueprint for a thirsty world from Down Under

The Millennium Drought in southeastern Australia forced Greater Melbourne, a city of 4.3 million people, to successfully implement innovations that hold critical lessons for water-stressed regions around the world, according to findings by UC Irvine and Australian researchers.

Stella Liu

UCI 16th in Princeton Review’s green colleges guide

UCI ranks 16th among the most environmentally responsible universities worldwide, according to the just-released “Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.”

Levee detonations reduced 2011 flood risk on Mississippi River, UCI-led study finds

Researchers urge greater control of resultant erosion in future scenarios

Newkirk Alumni Center attains top award for sustainable building

The Newkirk Alumni Center is the latest UC Irvine building to attain the top designation awarded by the US Green Building Council for sustainable building practices. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status is earned by building projects that excel in the implementation of earth-friendly design, building materials, energy usage and building […]

5 students awarded Global Food Initiative fellowships

Five UC Irvine students have been awarded $2,500 fellowships to fund research and related projects that focus on food issues. They’re among 54 University of California students receiving support from the UC president’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program.