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1.31.2018

L.A.’s dry air is a seldom-discussed threat to public health

Alan Barreca

You’d be wrong. I moved to L.A. from New Orleans in August. There are plenty of differences between the two places, from food to politics. And people in New Orleans have a special glow about them. Some might suggest it’s their legendary zest for life, but it probably has more to do with the humidity—they…



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5.24.2017

Antibiotic resistant genes lurk in city parks

Belinda Waymouth

Overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs that resist even powerful last-line-of-defense antibiotics. UCLA researchers have learned that antibiotic resistant genes are everywhere, including places people are encouraged to go for fun—parks.


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8.31.2016

A fresh water perspective from Africa

Claudia Flores

The borehole well has an electric-powered pump, so power outages also mean water outages. I had bottled water to drink, but then I realized that no power means I can’t bathe, so I panicked. Outages are common in rural Uganda. I was lucky it was my first. And it quickly occurred to me that my…