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NBC4, July 12, 2018
Irvine Doctor Helps Cure Cataracts in Remote Nepal Village
Dr. Sanjay Kedhar is now back home after traveling to Nepal. The UC Irvine Health Center ophthalmologist traveled to the remote Gorkha region in the mountains to give the people of that area a special gift: the restoration of their sight. “If patients can’t see, they can’t live,” Kedhar said.

CNBC, July 12, 2018
Undercooked: An expensive push to save lives and protect the planet falls short
“Health-based discussions have to be based on peer-reviewed science,” said Rufus D. Edwards, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, who has extensively assessed the health and climate impacts of stoves, including in studies for the Environmental Protection Agency. “If it’s a political standard, so be it, but don’t call it healthy.”

National Review, July 13, 2018
Californians Will Vote on Whether to Split the State in Three
In addition, it has been suggested by [Vikram David] Amar — and by Richard L. Hasen, a professor at UC Irvine School of Law — that what Cal3 proposes is more of a “revision” than an “amendment,” and that therefore, under California law, it requires approval from Sacramento before it can appear on the ballot. The state’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office also found the proposal to be “far-reaching.”

War On The Rocks, July 10, 2018
Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten? Updating the Way NATO Learns
Heidi Hardt, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine writes, “President Donald Trump has repeatedly reprimanded NATO allies, openly praised authoritarian governments, and aligned U.S. foreign policy with Russian interests on numerous issues. Most recently, the administration implied in private letters that U.S. military support could be withdrawn if allies do not sufficiently increase their defense spending.”

The Hill, July 13, 2018
Droughts and wildfires destroying the West don’t have to be the ‘new normal’
Shahir Masri, Sc.D., assistant specialist in air pollution exposure assessment at the University of California, Irvine, “By asking Congress to support such a federal plan, the public can have an influential role in moving climate policy forward and securing a safe and stable climate for the future — in which droughts and wildfires aren’t the “new normal.”

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