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Saving Avocados: Scientists Use Pheromones That Disrupt Mating to End Invasive Insecticide-Resistant Weevils

Nature World News |
Mark Hoddle, UCR entomologist, will use pheromones to reduce avocado-destroying weevils' mating and their subsequent production of pest offspring.
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’80s British pop is focus of ‘Dr. Ricky’s’ radio show at UC Riverside

The Press Enterprise |
Professor Richard T. Rodríguez is featured in David Allen’s Sunday column. The feature focuses on Rodríguez’s new book, “A Kiss Across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies of British Post-Punk and U.S. Latinidad,” and his weekly DJ show at KUCR.
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Scientists surprised to learn Mexico mangroves have trapped carbon for millennia

United Press International |
UCR environmental scientists Emma Aronson and Mia Maltz find that Mexican mangroves are playing a helpful role in fighting climate change because they have been trapping carbon for thousands of years.
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A change in Jupiter's orbit could make Earth even friendlier to life

Space |
UCR Earth and planetary scientists Pam Vervoort and Stephen Kane simulated alternative arrangements of our solar system, finding that when Jupiter's orbit was more flattened  —  or 'eccentric'  —  it would cause major changes in our planet's orbit too. And these changes could impact Earth's ability to support life for the better. 
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DRIED UP: In Utah, drying Great Salt Lake leads to air pollution

The Hill |
David Lo, School of Medicine senior associate dean for research, finds negative health impacts from dust emanating from the shrinking Salton Sea. As hotter temperatures cause more lakes to dry up, people all over the world could face similar problems.
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Life On Earth Is Good, But It Can Be Better

Forbes |
If Jupiter's orbit changes, a new study led by UCR astrophysicists Stephen Kane and Pam Vervoort shows Earth could be more hospitable than it is today.
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Scientists think they have found a solution to one of the oldest problems in the universe

Yahoo News |
Yanou Cui, UCR professor of physics and astronomy and Zhong-Zhi Xianyu, assistant professor of physics at Tsinghua University, China, may have found a way to answer a fundamental question. Since matter and antimatter annihilate each other on contact, and both forms of matter existed at the moment of the big bang, why is there a universe made of matter rather than nothing at all? 
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Column: Has a UC Riverside researcher created the Holy Grail of drought-tolerant lawns?

LA Times |
Jim Baird, head of UC Riverside’s Turfgrass Research & Extension program, has been developing grass that needs 50% less water than most lawns in Southern California, is soft enough to use for recreation, attractive enough for customers to want to buy, and keeps a healthy green tone during the winter, when most other lawns go dormant.