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pollution

UCI ecologist co-authors UN Environment report on impact of plastics on coral reefs

The global fight against ocean plastic pollution will come into sharp focus at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly this month in Nairobi, Kenya, with Joleah Lamb, assistant professor of ecology & evolutionary biology at UCI, making a key contribution. Lamb, who studies how diseases affect coral reefs, is co-author of a […]

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

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

India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals

UCI, CoalSwarm: Hundreds of new dirty power plants aren’t needed

Rowland Hall earns chemical landmark status

UCI’s Rowland Hall was officially designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society in a campus ceremony Tuesday. The building is named after F. Sherwood “Sherry” Rowland, a founding faculty member whose groundbreaking research in the 1970s demonstrated the potentially catastrophic effect of chlorofluorocarbons on the Earth’s ozone layer, which protects against the sun’s […]

UCI air quality symposium will mark designation of Rowland Hall as historic landmark

EVENT:  UCI will host a two-day symposium on air quality research and a ceremony in honor of Rowland Hall’s designation as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. The building was the site of groundbreaking research on chlorofluorocarbons and stratospheric ozone loss by Nobel laureates F. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in 1974 […]

Manufacturing, global trade impair health of people with no stake in either

UCI expert helps map migration of air pollution risk to regions far from factories

Concrete jungle functions as carbon sink, UCI and other researchers find

Cement-based materials eventually reabsorb much of the CO2 released during creation

In ocean carbon recycling, size matters

The journal Nature Geoscience published a study today from UCI Earth system scientists on the size-reactivity continuum in the ocean carbon cycle. Detrital (not living) organic matter is a very large reservoir of carbon stored in the world’s oceans; it’s roughly equal in size to the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. Marine organic matter spans […]

Soil will absorb less atmospheric carbon than expected this century, UCI-led study finds

Improved Earth system models paint bleak climate change picture

Chemists find new way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Approach tackles most commonly used synthetic plastic