UCI News

TIME, March 7, 2016
The war against mosquitos
“It’s important to have more than one tool,” says Anthony James, a professor at the University of California, Irvine who is working on a malaria-fighting mosquito. “We learned that with DDT. DDT shut down a lot of research because people thought, ‘oh, we have the magic bullet!’ It didn’t solve all the problems, [and] we are back at a situation where it’s worse now.” … “As scientists want to be very careful about this,” says UC Irvine’s James. “Because none of us want to be known for creating some kind of disaster.”

Vice, March 4, 2016
Meat is murder − On the climate, anyway
Ruminant animals like cattle have guts full of methane-producing bacteria that digest their feed, so they belch continuously, said Don Blake, an atmospheric chemist who studies methane at the University of California, Irvine. And dairies and hog farms, where animals are typically penned and their waste disposed of in lagoons, tend to produce more emissions than waste from animals that graze in open fields. Those lagoons are “just bubbling with methane,” Blake said.

NBC Los Angeles, March 6, 2016
‘Team Impact’ improves sick kids’ quality of life through power of sports teams
University of California, Irvine Anteaters baseball team knows how tough it’s been for Gavin. “He’s kind of like a little brother to us,” said Michael Filia, UCI Anteaters outfielder. … The Anteaters have visited Gavin when he spends months at a time in the hospital, where he’s receiving chemo through a Broviac line in his chest.

The Sun, March 6, 2016
How the Ontario airport could bring more jobs to the Inland Empire
The effects of increased airline services are felt mainly in service-related industries such as law firms, consulting companies, advertising – firms that value connectedness, said [Jan] Brueckner, a professor of economics at UC Irvine.

Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2016
Baseball: Former Crescenta Valley pitcher Elliot Surrey tries filmmaking
Former Crescenta Valley pitcher Elliot Surrey is majoring in film and media studies at UC Irvine. The three-time All-CIF selection isn’t just focusing on baseball. He put together a video about the team.

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