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A Gene Hack Might Save the Wine Industry From Disease-Carrying Bugs

The Daily Beast |
Scientists from three UCR agricultural research departments used CRISPR to change the eye color of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Their work opens the door to new genetic tools to end the insect’s bacteria-spreading reign of terror and save countless vulnerable vineyards from infection.
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Why Are Some Cities Not Affected By The New Drought Restrictions?

LAist |
Kurt Schwabe, an environmental economics and policy professor, explains that just because one source of water isn't imperiled doesn't mean people can feel free to waste water. “That is not the case; it seems like if there's ever a time to play it a bit safer, now is the time," he said.
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Coral-Algal Symbiosis: Hope for Bleached Coral Reefs

LA Progressive |
Robert Jinkerson, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, has new research offering clues on how to save coral reefs being killed by climate change and ocean warming. 
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California’s new drought rules: will they be enough to halt the ‘alarming challenges’ ahead?

The Guardian |
Kurt Schwabe, associate dean and professor in UCR's School of Public Policy, says California should enforce more strict water reduction rules for consumers than it currently is. “The water we have now is 40% lower than the worst-case scenario in the models ever predicted,” he said. 
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Los Feliz intersection dedicated for Nobel-winning physicist Barry Barish

Spectrum News |
An intersection adjacent to John Marshall High School in Los Feliz was dedicated Tuesday as Dr. Barry Barish Square, honoring the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who graduated from the school, and serves as UCR distinguished professor of physics and astronomy.
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Underwater farm and Martian eclipse — April’s best science images

Nature |
Mycologists Sydney Glassman and Dylan Enright share the fascinating photo of a fungus they found thriving in the soil after 2016's Soberanes megafire in Monterey County.
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COVID has subsided. Why are so many people in California still seeking unemployment benefits?

The Sacramento Bee |
While California’s March unemployment rate of 4.9% remained one of the nation’s highest, it’s dropped sharply since the depths of the COVID-triggered recession of two years ago. “You’re seeing ‘help wanted signs’ everywhere,” said Christopher Thornberg, director of the UCR of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development.
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Another pandemic is inevitable, scientists say. Mass vaccination is not.

Yahoo News |
Vaccine misinformation will harm our ability to respond to future pandemics, and have made responding to this one more difficult as well, said Richard Carpiano, a UCR public health scientist who studies issues surrounding vaccine uptake.