Inside the Race to Recycle Millions of Dead Electric-Vehicle Batteries

It would be ideal if the U.S could reduce the need for mining by extracting lithium from recycled electric vehicle batteries.  However, Michael McKibben, UCR geologist, explained that the recycling process is a complicated proposition in the short run.
Slate | September 28, 2022

Asian Americans, tell us how you talk about mental health with your family and friends

Andrew Subica, a health disparities researcher and an associate professor at the School of Medicine, explains that Asian Americans often understand the relationship between mind, body and spirit, offering another way to talk about mental health.
The Los Angeles Times | September 28, 2022

UC Riverside gets $201 million in bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom

UC Riverside will get $201 million in new state funding after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an Inland lawmaker’s bill. AB 2046 includes money to “increase enrollment, tackle climate change and create health equity in the Central Valley and Inland Empire,” according to a news release from Assembly Member Jose Medina, D-Riverside.
The Press Enterprise | September 28, 2022

25 Reasons to Get Excited About Teaching

Louie F. Rodriguez, Bank of America Chair of Education Leadership, Policy, and Practice in the School of Education, points out the opportunities that teaching brings every single day to the classroom
Education Week | September 27, 2022

Jupiter Could Make Earth A Paradise Or A Frozen Wasteland, Say Scientists

Our planet contains an estimated 8.7 million species, but vast swathes of its polar regions are lightly inhabited. “If Jupiter’s position remained the same, but the shape of its orbit changed, it could actually increase this planet’s habitability,” said Pam Vervoort, UCR Earth and planetary scientist and lead author of a new study on Jupiter's movements.
Forbes | September 27, 2022

Robot clothes could help children with cerebral palsy move

UCR mechanical engineer Jonathan Realmuto is working on robotic sleeves to help kids with movement disorders. 
Engineering & Technology News | September 26, 2022

Scent of a Human: What Draws Mosquitoes to People's Skin

UCR entomologist Ring Cardé and Jan Bello, formerly of UCR and now with pest control company Provivi, have identified the exact chemicals in human skin that allows mosquitoes to locate and land on their victims.
US News and World Report | September 26, 2022

Newsom signs bill to bolster UC Merced and Riverside climate initiatives

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will bring state investment to the University of California’s two most diverse campuses, Merced and Riverside, with the goal of boosting the state’s inland economy and fighting climate change.
Ed Source | September 26, 2022

Major earthquakes in Mexico normally have little impact on California-UC seismologist

UCR seismologist Abhijit Ghosh explains why massive Mexican earthquakes do not necessarily translate into increased danger for California.
Fox 26 Fresno | September 26, 2022

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

Mark Hoddle, UCR entomologist, will use pheromones to reduce avocado-destroying weevils' mating and their subsequent production of pest offspring.
Nature World News | September 20, 2022

’80s British pop is focus of ‘Dr. Ricky’s’ radio show at UC Riverside

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.
The Press Enterprise | September 18, 2022

Scientists surprised to learn Mexico mangroves have trapped carbon for millennia

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.
United Press International | September 16, 2022

A change in Jupiter's orbit could make Earth even friendlier to life

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. 
Space | September 14, 2022

DRIED UP: In Utah, drying Great Salt Lake leads to air pollution

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.
The Hill | September 13, 2022

Life On Earth Is Good, But It Can Be Better

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.
Forbes | September 10, 2022

Scientists think they have found a solution to one of the oldest problems in the universe

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? 
Yahoo News | September 9, 2022

Column: Has a UC Riverside researcher created the Holy Grail of drought-tolerant lawns?

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.
LA Times | September 9, 2022

People should still be cautious about COVID-19 ahead of possible fall surge

Richard Carpiano, UCR public policy professor and medical sociologist tells KCBS Radio's "Ask an Expert" that the best ways to beat a fall surge of COVID-19 infections are not to get lulled into a false sense that the pandemic is over, and to get an updated booster shot.
MSN / KCBS Radio San Francisco | September 9, 2022

If you think your preparation will help you later, you will probably be right, a new study says

A UCR study showed that happy people are more satisfied with their jobs and report having greater autonomy in their duties. Additionally, they perform better than their less happy peers and receive more support from coworkers. These attributes, in turn, can prolong life. 
CNN Health | September 5, 2022

Weevil pheromones could save California’s avocado orchards

Avocado weevils can destroy entire avocado orchards. A team from UCR, including entomologist Mark Hoddle and insect pheromone expert Jocelyn Millar, are working to create a scent that can be used to disrupt the weevils' mating patterns, and prevent reproduction. 
Earth.com | September 3, 2022