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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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Posted by Ann Guy at 1:00


01 July 2014

Berkeley a big part of new UC initiative on global food needs

By the UC Berkeley Public Affairs team

The University of California is launching an initiative to marshal resources across the UC campuses — including Berkeley’s 90 courses, 150 faculty and staff and multiple institutes and centers devoted to the study of agriculture and food — to address global challenges related to food.

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30 June 2014

GSI's Honor Huntsinger with Mentorship Award

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Photos: Peg Skorpinski

The UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs was presented to Lynn Huntsinger, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, for providing GSIs with guidance and mentorship in teaching.

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23 June 2014

Study sheds light on how plants "put the brakes" on growth

By Karyn Houston, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology

A team of researchers led by the Quail Lab at UC Berkeley has zeroed in on the important process of “attenuation,” the way cells guard against potentially harmful overreactions to the external cues that enable them to adapt to prevailing conditions.

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Posted by Ann Guy at 6:35


20 May 2014

California sees big drop in wintertime fog needed by fruit and nut trees

By Sarah Yang

California's winter tule fog - hated by drivers, but needed by fruit and nut trees - has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural industry, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Posted by Ann Guy at 1:52


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