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

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

UCI chemist and partners also discover elevated levels of harmful pollutants

UCI maps methane leaks across Los Angeles Basin

Mobile measurements pinpoint greenhouse gas hot spots

Sea change

UCI oceanographer studies effects of global climate fluctuations on aquatic ecosystems

UCI expert among group urging accelerated reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Article in Nature Climate Change casts doubt on carbon-capture technologies

Goods manufactured in China not good for the environment, study finds

UCI, other researchers link products made there with higher CO2 emissions

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.

Frugal phytoplankton play role in global carbon cycle

Adam Martiny, UCI associate professor of Earth system science, and study co-author Eric D. Galbraith of McGill University show that frugal phytoplankton may obtain more CO2 in warm, nutrient-depleted parts of the ocean than previously thought. By doing so, they can have a significant impact on marine ecosystems and the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Crystal Cove beach cottages

Keeping the coast clear

March 4 symposium highlights how citizens have partnered with scientists, politicians and bureaucrats to protect public access to the coast and ensure its continued health.