Davis Group's new research highlighted in Wired

Coal plant upgrades led to a dramatic reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions. But those particles also help reflect solar heat away from the planet.

September 30, 2020

Sue Trumbore's Balzan Prize spotlighted in UCI News

Susan Trumbore, UCI professor of Earth system science, is among four recipients of the 2020 Balzan Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in natural science and humanities.

September 17, 2020

Jim Randerson quoted in the Washington Post about West Coast wildfires

California’s unprecedented wildfires, driven by man-made climate change, are pumping the atmosphere with tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide that will only drive global temperatures higher. 

September 17, 2020

Jim Randerson quoted in Degrees of Change piece about wildfires

The anthropocene is the most recent geological time period of the Earth, in which human influence has been the key driver of ecological and geological changes. These environmental changes manifest in a multitude of ways, all which ultimately impact us. In 2019, intense fires sprung up on every inhabited continent on the planet. In just one year, 250,000 fires across the world resulted in almost 40 million hectares of land being burnt.

September 10, 2020

Dr. Jane Baldwin joins ESS as Assistant Professor

From measuring atmospheric circulation, to using living cells to create artificial materials, our new faculty cover a broad spectrum.

August 10, 2020

Michael Prather Co-Authors Hydrogen Economy Piece for Gizmodo Australia

There is global interest in the potential for a hydrogen economy, in part driven by a concern over climate change and the need to move away from fossil fuels.


August 10, 2020

Steve Davis' research spotlighted in Orange Coast Magazine

The realities of the global climate crisis can seem overwhelming. Every day, there’s new information about how the environment and human health are being threatened. And the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has people wondering about possible parallels.

June 22, 2020

Black Lives Matter: A Commitment to Action from ESS Faculty and Grad Student Leaders

In collaboration with grad students and faculty, we send our strong statement of solidarity and long-term commitment to ending anti-Black racism. This commitment is a starting point meant to initialize a continued dialogue, and we welcome feedback from our community. We intend this letter as a living document subject to revision based on the voices and needs of Black community members. Our full statement is posted here.

June 08, 2020


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