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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 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...
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...
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...
Mar 30, 2017 Here’s how air pollution kills 3,450,000 people a year
Air Pollution kills. A study released yesterday in the journal Nature found that in 2007, air pollution lead to the premature deaths of 3.45 million people worldwide—a number equivalent to the population of the state of Connecticut. And to add insult to injury, air pollution doesn’t respect borders...
Mar 29, 2017 UCI Applied Innovation: Invention Spotlight – Ken Shea's Anti Venom
  At a Glance This portable synthetic material can be applied in the field to treat the tissue necrosis associated with snake bites. It has potential first aid applications in both humans and animals. Tech ID: 27370 POLYMER THERAPEUTICS - A Portable Synthetic Material For Treating Venom-Induced...
Mar 29, 2017 UCI Applied Innovation: Company Spotlight – PhageTech, LLC
The company was cofounded by Richard Henson, and UCI chemistry professors Gregory Weiss and Reginald Penner. PhageTech’s patented BioSensorTM technology was developed during 10 years of NIH and NSF-funded research at UCI. The company’s electrochemical biosensor platform can perform simple, low cost...

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