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May 03, 2017 UCI Prof Named to Science Academy
University of California-Irvine said Professor James Randerson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates to join the academy. Membership is based on distinguished and continued achievements in original research, according to UCI. UCI said...
May 03, 2017 UCI’s James Randerson is elected to National Academy of Sciences
James Randerson, whose studies on the relationships among humans, the ecosystem and the environment have advanced our understanding of the effects of climate change, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. He is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced May...
Apr 26, 2017 UCI’s new 2-D materials conduct electricity near the speed of light
Physicists at the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere have fabricated new two-dimensional materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and other advanced electronics. In three separate studies appearing...
Apr 25, 2017 India’s outsized coal plans would wipe out Paris climate goals
Irvine, Calif., April 25, 2017 – India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers. “India is facing a...
Apr 24, 2017 We Live in a Pre-Truth Universe
There are no uncharted lands waiting for ships to find their shores, and few if any untasted fruits waiting for human lips. Many grand mysteries of the Universe have been cracked open by science, from the makeup of matter on Earth to the nature of the stars in the sky. The child who marvels at the...
Apr 19, 2017 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...
Apr 18, 2017 Unraveling Research: Grad Student Aims to Combat Climate Change with Enzymes
Megan Newcomb knows that sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest impact. And she’s applying that frame of mind to solve one of the world’s grand challenges: climate change. “My small goal is to save the world,” she says with a smile. The chemistry doctoral student aims to make an...
Apr 11, 2017 High Consumption, Trade Shift Harmful Effects of Pollution
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- Industrial air pollution causes nearly 3.5 million deaths a year, and international trade is shifting some of the harmful effects from consuming nations to producing nations, according to a study in the journal Nature. The authors say high consumption in the United States...
Apr 11, 2017 Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier
The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported. Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an...
Mar 30, 2017 International trade shifts the burden of pollution-related deaths
Environmentalists have long known that pollution wafting through the air can affect people far from the source of emissions. Now, a new study finds that international trade has likely “shifted” more than 700,000 pollution-related deaths from regions that import goods and services, like the United...

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