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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…


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Spotting conservation clues on the wing

Belinda Waymouth

A hunch that feathers contain good DNA samples is helping conservation efforts for America’s declining songbird populations. It’s also connecting bird enthusiasts and researchers across the continent.


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Eight scientific visions for a thriving planet

Belinda Waymouth

At Earth Now: Earth 2050, UCLA’s top environmental thinkers gave short talks on the paths we must take to have a sustainable planet in decades to come.



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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.


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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…