Davis Group research spotlighted in Los Angeles Times

recent study from researchers at UC Irvine and Global Energy Monitor found that replacing aging coal plants with new gas plants that could operate for 30 years or longer — as America has done in recent years — might reduce long-term carbon emissions by just 12%. The difference is even less after accounting for methane, a pollutant that leaks from gas infrastructure and traps heat in the atmosphere far more powerfully than carbon dioxide over the short term.

November 17, 2020

Jim Randerson quoted in KQED piece about satellite wildfire tracking

NASA’s LANCE data system, which makes enormous amounts of satellite information available to scientists around the world almost as soon as it's collected, is powerful.

How powerful?

November 10, 2020

Steve Davis quoted in Scientific American article highlighting his recent research

The greenhouse gas reductions highlight the difficult road ahead to substantially limit global warming

October 15, 2020

Steve Davis' new research highlighted in Huffington Post

The emissions and methane leaks from new gas plants zero out the CO2 cuts achieved from closing coal plants, a peer-reviewed analysis found.

October 09, 2020

Michael Prather's new research spotlighted in UCI News

Long-lived greenhouse gas could hinder international climate goals, researchers say

October 08, 2020

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


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