ESS Professor Mike Pritchard receives Department of Energy Early Career Research Program award

Earth scientist Michael Pritchard and chemist Jenny Yang have earned awards from the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Program. The program is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during their crucial early career years.

As Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, Pritchard is an expert in next generation climate simulation.

As Antarctic Glaciers Flow Faster, an Iceberg Six Times Larger than Manhattan Drifts Toward the Open Sea

UC Irvine glaciologist Jeremie Mouginot co-authored a paper that shows glaciers are moving considerably faster now, dumping increasing amounts of ice into the ocean and thereby causing global sea level to rise.

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Nearly 10 percent of global sea level rise is coming from just these six glaciers, according to Jeremie Mouginot, a glaciologist at the University of California-Irvine who co-authored the paper. And their contribution is increasing.

A gamble of global proportions

The cherry blossoms came earlier than normal this year in Yokohama, Japan. By the time delegates from 70 countries, including UC Irvine’s Michael Prather, met to finalize another stark assessment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, rain had whipped many of their delicate pink petals to the ground. Like much of the planet’s plant life, the iconic spring flowers bloom a week sooner, on average, than they did 1,000 years ago – thanks to human impacts.

UCI makes honor roll in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges

UC Irvine has put another notch in its green belt with a listing in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition. With a perfect score of 99, the campus also appears on the Green Rating Honor Roll. Read more at: