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Jun 06, 2017 In California, Governor Forges Ahead With Climate Policies
     
Jun 05, 2017 How Is Worldwide Sea Level Rise Driven by Melting Arctic Ice?
Climate change is warming the Arctic more than twice as fast as anywhere else on the planet. One of the most serious consequences is sea level rise, which threatens nations from Bangladesh to the U.S. But exactly how does melting Arctic ice contribute to sea level rise? Scientific American asked...
Jun 05, 2017 First-generation students make up more than half of UCI’s class of 2017
More than 7,500 students and their families will attend University of California, Irvine commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, June 16, through Monday, June 19, in the Bren Events Center. Overall, UCI will grant over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees this year. And in a testament to...
May 30, 2017 A New View of Tropical Forest Emissions
Emissions of isoprene, a compound from plant matter that wields great influence in the atmosphere, are up to three times higher in the Amazon rainforest than scientists have thought, according to new findings published this week in Nature Communications. The findings come from a team of scientists...
May 30, 2017 Physicists are probing the center of our galaxy to find the missing fifth force of nature
Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. But there are hints of a fifth force of nature, and if it exists, we'd not only be able to fill the remaining holes in Einstein's general...
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...
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...
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...

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