The Daily Californian interviews Laura McGeehan, director of academic preparation, recruitment and outreach with UCR's Graduate Division regarding the program that will allow more Latine students to conduct environmental research at UCR.
As new coronavirus variants arise, they may be steadily improving their ability to resist interferons, our bodies' immune defense system. However, UCR Virologist Juliet Morrison explains that there's likely a ceiling to how interferon-resistant the coronavirus can become.
Mark Hoddle, director of UCR’s Center of Invasive Species Research, says a certain beetle has been ruinous to the Cleveland National Forest northeast of San Diego, where dead trees increased the risk of fire, limbs dropping and resulted in the closure of hiking trails and campsites.
“After an impressive start to the year, in which the state added jobs at a rate 20% higher than the rest of the nation, we shouldn’t overinterpret a slowdown in one month,” Taner Osman, research manager at the UCR Center for Economic Forecasting, said in an analysis of employment data released last week.
Kurt Schwabe, professor of environmental economics, says using the most current climate data isn't always the first choice of policymakers and state and federal agencies, because it doesn't look as good for their constituents.