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Reminder to sign up for regional Goal 5 information sessions
Posted 7/17/2017 - Join Associate Vice President Wendy Powers at one of five regional information sessions being held in late July and early August to talk about Goal 5 of ANR's Strategic Plan, which involves conducting a process to align programs and services with the...

Final reminder: Adobe Connect cancellation
Posted 7/17/2017 - As IT has announced in previous messages, important video recordings on Adobe Connect should have been moved by June 15 to avoid losing access to the recordings. If you still have important video files on Adobe Connect that you haven't already saved to...

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  • Summer heat is supressing brown marmorated stink bug

    Added July 24, 2017
    Brown marmorated stink bugs aggregate on a midtown Sacramento tree.

    The sweltering summer of 2017 has a silver lining. When the temperature rises above 104, brown marmorated stink bug population growth is significantly slowed, reported Debbie Arrington in the Sacramento Bee. An invasive pest from Asia, brown...

  • Precipitation and wildfire impacted by climate change

    Added July 14, 2017
    More rain and fire predicted for California due to climate change.

    A new study out of UC Riverside projects an increase in rain and snow in California due to climate change, reported Matt Smith on Seeker.com. Anthropogenic impacts on climate are expected to produce a chronic El Niño-like weather pattern off the...

  • South American palm weevil stars in a Hollywood horror film

    Added June 20, 2017
    South American palm weevil adult. (Photo: Center for Invasive Species Research)

    One of Los Angeles' quintessential icons - palm trees - are being threatened by an invasive pest from overseas - the South American palm weevil. KQED Science produced a clever overview on the life and times of this devastating pest, punctuating...

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  • In memoriam: Arthur H. Lange

    Added July 25, 2017
    Art Lange

    Arthur H. Lange, weed scientist emeritus at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, passed away June 27. He was 94. Lange was born and educated in western Washington. In 1942, he joined the Naval Air Corps and, after three and a half...

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