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Desalting seawater:the costs and benefits of bringing water.

PBS SoCal -
Some say it is the best solution to finding a drought proof source of water for California, others say it is an environmental disaster for our beloved beaches.
Voice of America

Study: Heat Waves in India Hit Urban Poor Hardest

Voice of America -
Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine who co-authored the study, said they found that even small variations in temperature are causing the change.

Calimari Camo

Southern California Public Radio -
University of California Irvine scientist Alon Gorodetsky knows. His lab studies materials inspired by the skin cells of squid. Turns out their skin's reflective quality is due to a structural protein called, fittingly, reflectin.
Science Friday

The Cephalo-Inspired Technology Of The Future

Science Friday -
Cephalopods are such exciting sources of inspiration,” says Alon Gorodetsky, a materials scientist at the University of California, Irvine.
The Indian Express

Twin studies forecast deadlier and more sweeping heatwaves in India and world

The Indian Express -
“Small increases in global temperatures can lead to large increases in the frequency and intensity of extreme events, including heatwaves, cold waves, droughts, and floods,” lead author Omid Mazdiyasni, a civil and environmental engineer at the University of California, Irvine, told The Indian Express.
The Guardian

A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change

The Guardian -
Global warming is a potent instigator of deadly heat, with research from University of California, Irvine this month finding the probability of a heatwave killing in excess of 100 people in India has doubled due to a 0.5C increase in temperature over the past 50 years.
Climate News Network

Climate change causes killer heatwaves

Climate News Network -
As average summer temperatures rise in the tropics, so do the risks of mass death from killer heatwaves, climate scientists find.
Scientific American

India Faces Fatal Rise in Heat Waves

Scientific American -
“As the temperature goes higher, the impact can potentially become exponentially worse, so this is something that is very serious, very important,” said Omid Mazdiyasni, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and a lead author of the paper.

Deadly heatwaves surge in India, with worse ahead, researchers say

Reuters -
A modest 0.5 degree Celsius rise in average temperatures in India over the last 50 years has led to a nearly 150 percent hike in heatwaves that kill at least 100 people, said researchers at the University of California in Irvine.
Associated Press

India’s rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

Associated Press -
"It's getting hotter, and of course more heat waves are going to kill more people," said climatologist Omid Mazdiyasni of the University of California, Irvine, who led an international team of scientists in analyzing a half century of data from the Indian Meteorological Department on temperature, heat waves and heat-related mortality.


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