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09 September 2014

Biologists try to dig endangered pupfish out of its hole

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations

BERKELEY — Scientists estimate that fewer than 100 Devils Hole pupfish remain in their Mojave Desert home, but a conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, is giving important guidance in the efforts to rescue them by establishing a captive breeding program.

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28 August 2014

CRS Junior Wins World Food Prize Fellowship

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Nicole Wong, a Conservation and Resource Studies major starting her junior year, completed a prestigious World Food Prize fellowship this summer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California.

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13 August 2014

Berkeley Faculty Offer Trainings on Critical Environmental Content

Climate Change Course Launches New Professional Education Program

By Ann Brody Guy | August 12, 2014

BERKELEY — With the environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change at the forefront of the global dialogue, UC Berkeley is launching professional education programs for the public on these time-critical topics, starting with The Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors, a three-day certificate course now open for enrollment.

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06 August 2014

Report checks health claims of popular sports, vitamin drinks

By Sarah Yang | UC Berkeley Media Relations

BERKELEY — A new report by UC Berkeley researchers questions the health claims of popular energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks on the market.

In a report released today (Wednesday, Aug. 6), the authors evaluated 21 popular drinks with health claims — from immune boosters to energy enhancers — on their labels and in their marketing materials.

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24 July 2014

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor and organized crime

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations

Berkeley — Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a policy paper led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The authors call for biologists to join forces with experts such as economists, political scientists, criminologists, public health officials and international development specialists to collectively tackle a complex challenge.

The paper, to be published Thursday, July 24, in the journal Science, highlights how losses of food and employment from wildlife decline cause increases in human trafficking and other crime, as well as foster political instability.

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