Magazine

Story

1.13.2017

Bait and switch: UCLA study finds fish fraud runs rampant

Alison Hewitt

A new study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University checked the DNA of fish ordered at 26 Los Angeles sushi restaurants from 2012 through 2015, and found that 47 percent of sushi was mislabeled. The good news is that sushi represented as tuna was almost always tuna. Salmon was mislabeled only about one…



Story

11.4.2016

Future of the wooly mammoth

Belinda Waymouth

Is Earth’s sixth mass extinction really underway? An expert panel including Stewart Brand, an advocate of de-extinction and co-founder of Revive and Restore, will discuss the causes and consequences of mass species loss and what can be done to protect endangered species.


Review

10.5.2016

L.A. River is a living experiment

Belinda Waymouth

The L.A. River is getting a massive makeover. To many Angelenos, the cement-lined urban waterway has become a symbol of future hope that past environmental harm can be remedied. A number of small revitalization projects are underway, and a planned $1.6 billion Army Corps of Engineers effort would remove concrete and replant native habitat along…


Profile

8.15.2016

Natural justice

David Colgan

Just ask Osceola Ward, a UCLA graduate student who teaches disadvantaged kids to advocate for their communities and their futures. Ward wanted to be a lawyer, but his plans changed during a class action suit against Chevron. In August 2012, the oil giant’s refinery in Richmond, California caught fire, sending a plume of toxic, black…


Voices

7.18.2016

Bug banquet – Metta World Peace & UCLA students eat crickets

David Colgan

Combined, these factors are expected to stress the world’s agricultural capacity. But one solution may be right underfoot, so to speak. Insects are easy to digest and grow. They may even provide global food security in the future. But while human beings have been eating them for thousands of years — and two billion people…