IoES in the News

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10.16.2018

Paint makers have to pay for lead cleanup

It’s been debated for years, but the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that paint companies need to clean up the mess from its lead paints.


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10.12.2018

Green Gentrification, Jon Christensen in LA Times

Concerns about gentrification in Los Angeles have reached the point where it’s not just art galleries and coffee shops that trigger alarm bells — parks and bicycle paths are in the crosshairs. Things are so bad that a proposal to improve bike safety and pedestrian access to parks along the Los Angeles River was recently...


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10.12.2018

Alan Barreca in Yale Climate Connections

Barreca: “In the context of climate change, more hot weather is going to hinder people’s ability to have the family size that’s right for them.”


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10.9.2018

Pritzker nominee, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, helps launch National Absentee Ballot Day

DoSomething.org is partnering with incredibly influential and impactful brands to register young people, including theSkimm, Warby Parker, PopSugar, When We All Vote, Upworthy, Quizlet, Reddit, Twilio, CAA, Smosh, Sweetgreen, Splashthat, and DMV.org. Notable activists and celebrities supporting DoSomething include Chelsea Clinton, Katie Couric, Laverne Cox, Adam Levine, actor and official under 18 ambassador Joshua Rush,...


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10.9.2018

Ann Carlson in The Atlantic

“Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA, worries about a case that the Court will likely hear in the next few years: whether the Trump administration can revoke California’s ability to set its own car-pollution rules.”


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10.8.2018

Dallas Goldtooth, Pritzker nominee, in Sierra Magazine

This is a process. We have all been affected by capitalism, colonization and white supremacy. As such, it's going to take all of us—native and non-native alike—to dismantle these systems of oppression. However, White allies in particular must be held accountable for their role in the dismantling of white supremacy and extractive economies. We need our allies to join us in pushing back against the narratives of colonization and to incorporate the frameworks of intersectionality, indigenous feminism, and indigenous story-based strategies in their allyship.


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10.5.2018

Climate change could cause drought and intensified storms- Neil Berg

Essentially, the system is becoming more volatile, said Neil Berg, an associate director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Science. “We might have the same amount of water over a 20 year period, but it’s gonna come in really dry years, followed by a really wet year,” he said.


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10.4.2018

José González, Pritzker nominee, in Bay Nature

“To me, my relationship with the outdoors and nature starts with the look, sound, and feel of my huaraches”. 


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10.3.2018

Alan Barreca- Does climate change affect fertility?

According to a new study published in the journal Demography, global warming is making it more difficult for couples to conceive.


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10.1.2018

Young climate heroes on display at summit

By Amanda Wagner The biggest news from last week’s Global Climate Action Summit came from Governor Jerry Brown, who signed Senate Bill 100, committing the state to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. By that time, the 80-year-old Brown’s generation will no longer be in charge. People who are now in their 20s and 30s...


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9.28.2018

UCLA researchers developing improved device for detecting dangerous algal blooms- Daily Bruin

At 6:30 a.m., before summer crowds swarm the beach, Aydogan Ozcan and his research team arrive below the Santa Monica Pier. One researcher scoops up ocean water with a jar and inserts two small tubes, allowing the water to steadily flow into a sleek black box that is connected to a laptop. As water flows...


9.26.2018

Dan Cooper “A Birding Interview”

Noah Strycker, who holds to world record for birding, writes: "In this entertaining Birding interview, Cooper dishes about SoCal’s dippers, jackrabbits, fritillaries, and Ficus—and the connections that keep it all real".