UCSC in the News

The San Jose Mercury News published a lengthy feature about ecologist Chris Wilmers's research on mountain lions in the Santa Cruz mountains. The Santa Cruz Sentinel ran the story on page one.

Geophysicist Steven Ward and his tsunami simulations were featured recently on the History Channel program "MysteryQuest: Search for Atlantis," which airs again on Saturday, October 17. Ward was also quoted in a story about Florida tsunami risks in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Climate scientist James Zachos was featured in a cover story in New Scientist magazine about the long-term consequences for the planet of climate change induced by human activities.

The San Jose Mercury News ran an opinion piece penned by Karen Holl of environmental studies. She underscored the urgency of Senate action on climate change legislation by spelling out the human health impacts of global warming in a piece titled "Climate Change is Already Making Us Sick."

Jeff Bury of environmental studies was quoted in a story that appeared in The Daily Climate about climate change in the Peruvian Andes.

Postdoctoral researcher Chris Darimont of environmental studies coauthored an op-ed about salmon that ran in the Times Colonist of Victoria, British Columbia.

Astronomer Greg Laughlin was quoted in a Science Now story about an unusual extrasolar planet that is gravitationally linked to two stars.

Biologist Todd Newberry was featured in a Monterey County Herald article about birding on Elkhorn Slough.

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