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May 12, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
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…
Jun 8, 2020
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…
May 20, 2020
Reduced transportation emissions due to the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown have caused a global decline of about 9 percent in atmospheric carbon dioxide compared to 2019
May 19, 2020
In this conversation, we will have three experts discuss climate change and air quality during COVID-19. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts (Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of AirUCI, UCI…
Apr 30, 2020
Katherine Mackey studies the boundary between the living and the nonliving worlds. She wants to know how those two worlds define one other, as things like aquatic microorganisms can alter the…
Apr 27, 2020
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members and 26 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.…
Apr 24, 2020
ALTHOUGH STILL UNKNOWN OUTSIDE OF THE AMERICAN WEST, VALLEY FEVER IS A SEVERE FUNGAL INFECTION—AND ITS TERRITORY MAY EXPAND AS THE CLIMATE WARMS.
Apr 22, 2020
On this Earth Day, as we reflect on the global impact our school and the department of ESS have had on climate change studies, we launch a climate change series that examines what the future holds…
Apr 22, 2020
Global environmental problems often take the shape of vicious cycles, with universal human desires for improved wellbeing cascading via consumption and environmental impacts to instead reduce it.…
Apr 20, 2020
Please join UCI Sustainability for their week of Earth Day events! Please find the full programming schedule here.
Apr 17, 2020
ESS will still be offering courses for Summer Session 2020! In Summer Session I, the Department will offer ESS 3: Oceanography and ESS 5: Earth's Atmosphere; and it will offer ESS 1: Intro to Earth…
Apr 7, 2020
Could a vaccine for Valley fever finally be within reach?

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.