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Good Morning America, Oct. 16, 2018
Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen
A study published Monday that looked at beer’s growing popularity and a potential decline in barley harvests linked to climate change showed prices for beer could double, or even triple, in countries including the U.S. The research was compiled by Nathan Mueller and Steven Davis, assistant professors of Earth system science at UC Irvine, Dabo Guan … at Tsinghua University and Jie Pan the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture in China.

Time, Oct. 16, 2018
This Statewide Elected Office Has Drawn Unusual Interest From Democrats
“Since the 2000 election, it’s become very clear that in very close elections the rules of the game matter,” says Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and a election law expert. “And because many states use partisan election officials for their chief elections officers, it’s not a surprise that people are fighting over the person who gets to control at least part of the process of conducting elections.”

The Atlantic, Oct. 17, 2018
The Butterflies That Hear With Their Wings
Adriana Briscoe, who studies butterfly vision at the University of California at Irvine, is excited about the possibility. “This discovery makes me want to run back to my lab and start rifling through my butterfly collection in search of hearing organs, to figure out how widespread they are,” she says.

Smithsonian, Oct. 16, 2018
Thanks to Climate Change, Beer Will Go the Way of Bees, Chocolate and Coffee
In Ireland, a small country with a relatively high per capita beer consumption, prices could go up by as much as 338 percent per bottle. Residents would need to bring the equivalent of an extra $20 to cover the cost of a six-pack, study co-author Steven Davis, an earth systems scientist at the University of California, Irvine, says in a statement. While Irish imbibers might be willing to make the finanicial sacrifice, but in poorer countries, like China, the decrease in beer consumption will be more marked, according to the researchers’ predictions.

The Hechinger Report, Oct. 17, 2018
As more Latinos go to college, schools vie to become Hispanic-Serving Institutions
During the 1995-96 school year, there were just 131 schools that fit the definition of a Hispanic-serving college or university. By 2016-17, there were 492, ranging from well-known four-year schools such as the University of California, Irvine to regional two-year schools such as New Jersey’s Essex County College.

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