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8.16.2019

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in Landscape News: Why land tenure must be at the center of climate talks

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, 2019 Pritzker candidate, was quoted in Landscape News about legal recognition for Indigenous peoples and local communities.  Offering a response to this research was Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an Indigenous environmental activist from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad and the coordinator of the Association of Peul Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad...


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8.16.2019

UCLA Newsroom: Professor wins award for book on ‘green’ products

Magali Delmas, an environmental economist and professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and her co-author David Colgan, have recently won the 2019 Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management Book Award for their book, “The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet.”


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8.16.2019

Eco Watch: Lightning Surprises Near North Pole With 48 Strikes

“It has been an extraordinary year and an extraordinary summer in the far north,” University of California, Los Angeles climate scientist Daniel Swain told National Geographic.


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8.16.2019

Rome News Tribute: As California’s recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt

Even during the days when China absorbed the bulk of American recyclables, much of what they purchased wasn’t actually recycled. After more desirable materials were gleaned, some of it was burned or landfilled, according to David Colgan, director of communications at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.


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8.16.2019

University of California news: UCLA to lead $10 million California conservation project

UCLA scientists are leading a $10 million project to help California officials make ecologically wise decisions as the state continues to confront the effects of climate change.  The California Conservation Genomics Project, which is funded by the state, will involve conservation biologists, geneticists, ecologists and climate scientists from all 10 University of California campuses, the Lawrence...


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8.14.2019

Daniel Swain in National Geographic: Lightning struck near the North Pole 48 times. Here’s why it’s not normal.

“It has been an extraordinary year and an extraordinary summer in the far north,” says Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lightning in the Arctic Circle as a whole isn’t that unusual, and portions of northern Alaska and Siberia see some lightning almost every summer. But, said Swain, once...


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8.14.2019

Daniel Swain in Smithsonian Mag: Rare Lightning Strikes Detected 300 Miles From North Pole

It’s an indication that things are changing rapidly in the Arctic, UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain tells Matt Simon at Wired. He explains that typically convective storm clouds need to rise to a minimum of 15,000 feet to produce a thunderstorm. In lower latitudes, that’s not a problem. Heat and humidity are high enough to...


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8.14.2019

Daniel Swain in Wired: Why Lightning Strikes In An Arctic Gone Bizarro

“It’s this stable layer in the atmosphere that acts essentially as a lid on these convective clouds,” says UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain. One of these convective clouds needs to rise at minimum 15,000 feet if it’s going to produce a thunderstorm, and the tropopause makes that harder to do in the Arctic than at...


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8.14.2019

David Colgan in LA Times: As California’s recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt

Even during the days when China absorbed the bulk of American recyclables, much of what they purchased wasn’t actually recycled. After more desirable materials were gleaned, some of it was burned or landfilled, according to David Colgan, director of communications at the Institute of Environment and Science at UCLA.


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8.13.2019

Travis Longcore in Wall Street Journal: Surf’s Up in the California Desert as Wave-Pool Attractions Grow

In the long-term, it’s not sustainable,” said Dr. Travis Longcore, an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.  


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8.13.2019

UCLA’s Brad Shaffer on CBS News Los Angeles

Dr. Bradley Shaffer from UCLA talks $10 million California conservation project.


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8.13.2019

2019 Pritzker Candidate, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, in Reuters: Indigenous and women’s rights can boost climate fight – U.N.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, president of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad, said women in her largely desert nation were not allowed to own land but were confined to growing vegetables near the house. She urged governments to give women a bigger role in decision-making about how land is used, and help them...