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8.1.2016

Do eco-friendly wines taste better?

Alison Hewitt

Though consumers remain reluctant to spend more on wine from organic grapes, the new study from UCLA researchers shows that in blind taste-tests professional wine reviewers give eco-certified wines higher ratings than regular wines. The study, published today in the Journal of Wine Economics, looked at reviews and scores for more than 74,000 California wines…


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6.7.2016

Environmental lobbying’s clean little secret

David Colgan

The public perception is that lobbyists fight for lax regulations, saving businesses money by allowing more pollution—often at great cost to public health and natural resources. That’s only one side of the story. Green firms lobby, too. And they’re spending nearly as much as the biggest polluters, according to a recent study from UCLA’s Institute…


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4.26.2016

From Star Wars to sugarcane—the journey of Keith Kawaoka

David Colgan

Today, Kawaoka is the deputy director of environmental health for Hawaii. His responsibilities include sanitation, air and water protection, food and drug safety, toxic cleanup and vector-borne diseases. There’s a lot at stake for the state’s 1.4 million residents and 8 million annual visitors. It’s a tough job, but you might say that Kawaoka was…