UCI News

KTVU, Jan. 4, 2017
UCI climate change research
Scientists say droughts are already getting longer because of human caused climate change. But now, researchers at UC Irvine say climate change is getting worse because of the drought. They say utilities produce less hydro-electric power when water levels are low, so they turn to natural gas to create electricity. That increased one-third more carbon dioxide in 2014 than three years earlier. And they say the higher carbon emissions added to climate change.

Orange Coast Magazine, Jan. 4, 2017
UCI medical student Kelley Butler on helping drug users stay disease-free
To be honest, I didn’t even know what a needle exchange was until I got to UC Irvine. … But I’m all about anything that has to do with under-served or marginalized populations. So when the founders of the Orange County Needle Exchange Program, third-year med students Kyle Barbour and Miriam McQuaid, told me about their plan to do this, I helped get it off the ground.

Motherboard, Jan. 4, 2017
Geoengineering schemes could block view of the night sky, astronomers warn
The question that hit closest to home was inspired by a recent poster from Charlie Zender, professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine. Zender predicts that humanity’s ability to see the stars from the ground would be immediately impaired by any plans to increase the albedo of the atmosphere.

Orange County Register, Dec. 29, 2016
Scalia’s death, refusal to replace him biggest stories
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: The end of the year inevitably brings lists of the best and the most important stories in every area. So what were the most significant stories about the law in 2016? Here’s my top five ….

CBS 2 News, Jan. 5, 2017
Gloria Mark on social media
A UC Irvine social media professor says she isn’t surprised by the ugly messages. “I think that the current political climate in this country has given people license to become meaner” [Gloria Mark, UC Irvine].

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