Posts tagged with ‘california’
It turns out that clogged interstates may contribute to clogged arteries. ucirvine graduate researcher Sharine Wittkopp looks at how the increased air pollution caused by vehicle congestion causes blood pressure to rise and arteries to inflame, increasing incidents of heart attack and stroke.
Wittkoop’s data can provide policymakers and the public with a fuller picture of the impact of emissions.
I hope that an awareness of this problem will help strengthen policies designed to decrease emissions and reduce exposure-associated heart disease risk.
Keep up the great work, Sharine! As UC President Janet Napolitano recently said, “graduate students and post-docs are the essential links between teaching for California and researching for the world.”
* Great illustration created by ucresearch producer, Jess Wheelock
Happy 150th Anniversary to Yosemite National Park!
Part of UC Riverside’s Entomology Research Museum collection works with an international network that makes specimens available for research.
Also on campus, Mark Hoddle, director of the Center for Invasive Species Research is looking for natural enemies to suppress the uncontrolled populations of a pest called the gold spotted oak borer beetle, which is taking a toll on the well-being of the state’s agricultural industry, as well as the state’s wilderness area.
Listen to that story.
University of California water experts and ag advisors caught an aerial glimpse of how the drought has been affecting California agriculture, including lower water levels at the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County.