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Secondhand smog: Scientists determine amount of ozone pollution drifting to California from overseas

Approximately 10 percent of ozone pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley is estimated to be coming from outside of the state’s borders, particularly from Asia, according to preliminary research presented today, March 31, by the University of California, Davis. Secondhand smog from…

Sea change: What took decades to destroy in oceans took millennia to recover

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Ocean ecosystems that experience rapid upheaval because of climate change can take thousands of years to recover, according to an examination of fossilized ocean fauna on the seafloor by the University of California, Davis. The study, published online March 30 in the Early Edition of the journal…

‘Refuge’ for the endangered Delta smelt — newly funded

Delta smelt are hard to find. Federally listed as threatened in 1993 and as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act in 2009, they are an iconic species for water issues in the state. But there’s one place where the fish can be found by the thousands — the UC Davis Fish…

Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

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Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of rhesus macaque monkeys. The research team, led by the University of California, Davis, came to this…