Earth System Science

Jun 9, 2021
The ESS undergrad, who just graduated, is working to help native California plants come back from the edge.
May 18, 2021
This month, climate research from the Randerson group made the headlines.
May 17, 2021
Greenhouse gases and aerosol pollution emitted by human activities are responsible for increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of droughts around the world, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
May 5, 2021
Intense, wide-spread melting events in Greenland, such as one in July 2012 that touched nearly every part of the massive island’s frozen slab, are catastrophic, but they still account for only a small portion of the total deterioration of the ice sheet, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine. 
Apr 30, 2021
Physical Sciences AISIESS program helped Native American students connect with their tribal lands on a new level.
Apr 29, 2021
The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.
Apr 28, 2021
In 2019, hundreds of fires across the Amazon burned through enough rain forest to fill the state of New Jersey. At the peak of the fires in August, smoke plunged São Paulo, hundreds of kilometers away, into midday darkness.
Apr 9, 2021
Lightning in the Arctic used to be so vanishingly rare that people could go their whole lives without seeing a flash. But as the region warms rapidly, it may become more common—with effects that…
Apr 6, 2021
Over the course of 2019 and 2020, hundreds of fires burned in the tundra of Siberia, releasing stores of carbon similar to the entire annual emissions of France. As the Arctic continues to warm,…
Apr 7, 2021
THE ARCTIC ISN’T doing so hot. That’s because it is, in fact, too hot. It’s warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, which is setting off vicious feedback loops that accelerate…
Apr 7, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.
Apr 6, 2021
This week, a story about lightning strikes the news world.