In the Media

Jun 19, 2022
Mexican chemistry researcher Ana Cristina Garcia Alvarez has worked to understand a chemical process that mimics part of photosynthesis and could possibly produce hydrogen as part of clean energy solutions.
Jun 10, 2022
Aspirin changes the way colorectal cancer cell populations evolve over time, making them less able to survive and proliferate, according to a new study.
May 4, 2022
Climate change is already leaving unprecedented marks on forests. In the Sierra Nevada, up to 19 percent of adult giant sequoias, many of which have stood since the days of Aristotle, died in fires in just the last two summers. Five of the eight most abundant tree species in the West have declined significantly just since the year 2000. Using satellite data, archival records, and machine learning, Jon Wang, at the University of California, Irvine, determined that California likely lost nearly 7…
Apr 25, 2022
When a pipeline break in October leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the waters off of Huntington Beach, the visible harm to local wildlife was almost immediate, as crude-covered birds and fish began appearing on beaches.
Apr 20, 2022
Apr 10, 2022
We don't know exactly what a net-zero-emissions energy system will look like, but we know enough to keep us busy for at least a decade.
Apr 4, 2022
Discovering nature’s hidden value is what UCI earth system science assistant professor Benis Egoh teaches students in her ecosystem services course, which refers to the scientific name for the Earth’s tireless, priceless labor.
Mar 19, 2022
From wetlands to badlands, plants and wildlife in eastern San Diego County are struggling to survive. Ecologists face tough decisions about how to respond.
Mar 19, 2022
Under a crescent moon, a Baja California treefrog wades among rushes and water hyacinth in San Felipe Creek — a wetland along the western edge of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park that researchers fear could be rapidly shrinking as the climate changes.
Mar 7, 2022
Satellites spot troubling signals that may portend a transformation from rainforest to savanna, with profound implications for the planet.
Mar 7, 2022
The region is nearing a threshold beyond which its forests may be replaced by grasslands, with huge repercussions for biodiversity and climate change.
Feb 15, 2022
With the help of a computer simulation, an international research group has apparently found an explanation for two extremely mysterious galaxies in which there is almost no dark matter. When small galaxies collide with large galaxies, the latter could grab all of the dark matter, leaving behind the most unusual objects, the team explains.