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US consumers to blame for some air pollution from China

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:39

Air pollution from China blows across the Pacific Ocean and ends up over the US west coast -- and American consumerism is to blame for a portion of it, said a study Monday.

Colliding young galaxies create `missing link` mega-galaxy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:33

Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, a UC Irvine-led research has revealed.

Ocean plankton`s absorption of CO2 higher than assumed

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 15:54

A new work by UC Irvine and other scientists has found that trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought.