The July 15 San Francisco Examiner interviewed Associate Professor of Biology and Director of The Great Sunflower Project Gretchen LeBuhn about the Great Bee Count Day which took place on July 16. LeBuhn said, "…the number of honeybees and native bees are declining. Bees are important to our food supply. This is the first and the biggest survey of the status of pollinators."
In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece published July 10, Professor of English Michael Krasny wrote about the changing influence of religion on American politics. He stated that change is the one constant in American values, especially when tied to religion and religious belief. Most polls show an ongoing overall decline in belief and worship, and a growing acceptance of other beliefs once seen as oppositional if not heretical, including atheism and agnosticism.
Associate Professor and Director of Labor Studies John Logan was quoted in a July 6 Huffington Post opinion piece that contrasted the strength of English labor unions in with those in the United States. "The overall environment is still much less hostile in the U.K. than it is in the U.S. both in terms of the legal environment and in terms of employer behavior," Logan said.
Kids and cars
Geosciences Lecturer Jan Null was quoted in a July 3 Citizen-Times (Asheville, Ky.) report on the dangers of leaving children alone in cars. "It doesn't have to be a heat wave," Null said. "On a mild Kentucky day with temperatures in the mid-80s, car temperatures can become deadly after 30 minutes."
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