IoES in the News

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Lara Cushing in The Los Angeles Times: More than 400 toxic sites in California are at risk of flooding from sea level rise

“We know from past flood events that the wealthy communities are not the ones that suffer the greatest impacts,” Cushing said, pointing to recent disasters in New Orleans and Houston.…


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Dr. Pincetl, UCLA community members examine potential impacts of federal infrastructure law

Stephanie Pincetl, a professor of environment and sustainability, said the new infrastructure law is not enough to completely address the problems facing American infrastructure today. She said she believes the law is not truly unprecedented, but rather that people are not used to seeing infrastructure investments. Pincetl added the government should provide more generous funding, considering the larger sums spent on other sectors of the economy and the military. “What we actually need is a Congress that is willing to spend taxpayer money on taxpayers and an investment for the nation’s future,” Pincetl said.


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Stephanie Pincetl & Alex Hall weigh in — Why can’t we just move water to solve a drought?

More than 98% of the Western United States is experiencing drought, and some have proposed moving water across the country to resolve the problem.  Stephanie Pincetl and Alex Hall share…


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Daniel Swain in The Guardian: Southern California could face most dangerous fire weather yet over holiday

“NorCal is, largely, out of the woods this year when it comes to large/fast-moving wildfire potential thanks to widespread heavy October rainfall,” Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with the University…


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Liz Koslov in The New York Times: As Federal Disaster Aid Languishes, Private Lenders Are Filling the Gap

In the absence of fixes to the disaster recovery program, climate experts said the new lending arrangement from Enterprise and Morgan Stanley was useful. That program “responds to a real…


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Pikyavish — ‘little fixing’

By Chook-Chook Hillman Karuk believe all things are connected. Humans are not separate from the natural world. Likewise, environmental and social justice are one in the same. Our health is…


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Daniel Swain in Foreign Policy

This is a “defining decade,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “If we don’t have large success this decade in bending the carbon…


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Edward Parson in The Hill: Manchin set to make or break Biden’s climate pledge

President Biden’s pledge at COP26 climate summit to cut methane emissions by 30% over the next 9years could be derailed by Sen. Joe Manchin who won’t support anything that would…


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John Christensen in The Los Angeles Times: Parks and green spaces are vital for neighborhoods, so why aren’t there more?

“There’s a very substantial relationship between having a park within walking distance of your home and good health outcomes,” said Jon Christensen, an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Institute…


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V. Kelly Turner in The Wall Street Journal: Western Forest Towns Promise Cheap Housing—And A Big Wildfire Threat

The California wildlife-urban landscape, where communities lie on the edge of flammable forests, houses over 11M people. “Buildings are being allowed to build. But are we asking is it appropriate…


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We dream big, but start small

By Farwiza Farhan Growing up female in a conservative, patriarchal society influenced everything I did and the choices I made in life. Growing up, I liked doing “boys” things —…


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New project launched to prevent deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New project launched to prevent deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC (November 10, 2021) –The Ituri Forest in Eastern DRC, anchored by the…