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1.18.2017

TIME: Sushi in L.A. is mislabeled nearly half of the time, study says

Some of the mislabeling may be accidental but much of it was likely done intentionally to save money by providing customers with a cheaper type of fish than they thought they were buying, says study author and UCLA Professor Paul Barber. (Also: LAist, The Huffington Post)


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1.18.2017

KABC-AM: Mislabeling of fish in L.A.’s sushi restaurants

“It really depends on what you order,” said UCLA’s Paul Barber. “With certain things like salmon and tuna, there’s a very high likelihood that when you order that, it is what you receive. 


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1.18.2017

U.S. News & World Report: The short-, long-term effects of China’s smog

Yifang Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California Los Angeles, tracks about a dozen UCLA students who study in Beijing for 10 weeks each summer. When they return, she does research on them, testing their urine to see how they’ve been affected by air pollutants. 


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1.5.2017

LA Weekly: “Atmospheric River” of rain heads for California

The front “will take the form a moisture-laden and slow-moving atmospheric river,” according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain’s California Weather Blog. There could be as many as two feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.


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1.5.2017

Wired: California’s huge storm could cause disastrous melting in the mountains

Flooding and snowmelt are more likely when intense weather systems come in quick succession. “It is clear we will have both of these issues this weekend, with a very warm atmospheric river following on the heels of a very cold atmospheric river,” says Daniel Swain, a fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability....



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1.4.2017

National Geographic: A toilet snake makes international news

Brad Shaffer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, wrote in an email that he’s “pretty sure it is an oriental rat snake,” which is “a large, common, completely harmless snake that is wide-ranging across a lot of southern Asia.”



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12.19.2016

UCLA and other higher education leaders pen open letter on climate action to incoming Administration and Congress

UCLA, along with presidents and chancellors from other colleges and universities, including 35 states in the U.S., have joined together to urge president-elect Trump and the incoming congressional representatives to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. Through their open letter, organized by a diverse group of higher education institutions and the Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature,...