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The New York Times, May 22, 2018
Rural and Urban Americans, Equally Convinced the Rest of the Country Dislikes Them
That rural divergence starting in 2008 mirrors a sharp turn in support for the Republican Party among white voters with a high school diploma or less, a change that Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, has argued is closely tied to racial attitudes that came to the fore with Mr. Obama’s election. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Desert Sun, May 22, 2018
NASA launches next generation of satellites to track world’s water
One of the scientists attending the launch was Isabella Velicogna, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, who has used data from the satellites to study the massive losses of ice in Antarctica and Greenland. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Daily Pilot, May 22, 2018
Together we can continue to raise the voice of science and ensure a safe, stable climate
One local scientist, Shahir Masri, is an air pollution specialist at UC Irvine who is planning a project that captures the energy and commitment of the larger national movement, albeit in a different way. Masri and his partner, Athina Simolaris, a teacher, are embarking on a 10-week, coast-to-coast climate action road tour through 30 states beginning Aug. 1. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Environmental Health News, May 22, 2018
Widely used PVC plastic chemical spurs obesity, prediabetes: Study

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine exposed pregnant female mice to DBT. The exposure led to more fat and decreased glucose tolerance in male mice. It’s not clear why the link was so profound in male mice but “males and females are metabolically different, we speculate that differences in fat storage might become evident at older ages in females,” the authors wrote.

The Marshall Project, May 20, 2018
Sending Even More Immigrants to Prison
“All these things link together rhetorically [for Sessions],” says Mona Lynch, professor of criminology at University of California, Irvine, who wrote “Hard Bargains,” a book about the variability in drug sentencing in three federal districts. It’s part of “a triad of concerns he constructed around a renewed war on street crimes, gangs, and immigration.”

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