IoES in the News

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5.17.2018

American Elements Funds UCLA Center For Diverse Leadership In Science

PR Newswire reported that American Elements, a manufacturer and supplier of engineered and advanced material products with distribution and manufacturing in Europe, Asia, South America and China, has provided funding for the UCLA IoES Center for Diverse Leadership in Science in support of the growing global focus on green technologies.


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5.15.2018

California, battered by global warming’s weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it

The Guardian referenced a study by IoES climate scientists Daniel Swain, Alex Hall, and David Neelin that found  wet and dry extremes will only worsen in California as temperatures continue to rise.


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5.15.2018

Trump Plans to Fight California Car Rules With Twice-Failed Strategy

“It strikes me as an extraordinarily weak legal argument,” Ann Carlson, UCLA Law professor told Bloomberg about the White House asserting a 1975 law prohibiting states from setting their own greenhouse gas emissions limits.


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5.15.2018

Auto executives got more than they bargained for in lobbying Trump to ease fuel standard

Ann Carlson, UCLA professor of law told the Chicago Tribune that car companies, “opened up a Pandora’s box when they asked for these fuel economy standards to be loosened around the edges.”


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5.15.2018

EPA’s move to fast-track Orange County groundwater cleanup questioned

Sean Hecht, UCLA Law professor, IoES faculty member, and Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment co-director spoke with Los Angeles Times about the expedited selection of an Orange County, CA site.


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5.15.2018

Pruitt NAAQS memo part of broad strategy to weaken air regs, lawyers say

Sean Hecht, UCLA Professor of Law, IoES faculty member, and Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment Co-Director spoke with Utility Dive about EPA Administrator Scott Pruit’s membo outlining changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards review process.


Awards

5.14.2018

Aradhna Tripati named Geological Society of America fellow

Professor Aradhna Tripati was named a Geological Society of America (GSA) fellow at the organization’s spring meeting in April. Founded in 1888, GSA serves geoscientists in academia, government and industry. Fellowships are granted “in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences” including publications, research, teaching and “contributing to public awareness of geology.” Tripati will be...


Awards

5.11.2018

Congratulations to Carl Maida, one of two 2017-2018 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellows

Carl Maida, instructor for Environment 185A/B/C (Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research) has been selected as one of two IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.  This program was endowed by Jeanne and Tony Pritzker and each year we nominate outstanding instructors that are contributing to our academic programs. Fellows are...


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5.11.2018

Congratulations to Colleen Callahan, one of two 2017-2018 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellows

Colleen Callahan, Director of the UCLA IoES Leaders in Sustainability program and instructor for Environment 277 has been selected as one of two IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The annual fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and recognizes instructors  based on their...


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5.10.2018

Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum

IoES Center for Diverse Leadership in Science director, Aradhna Tripati spoke at the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA’s Climate Justice Forum on May 8, 2018. The Daily Bruin highlighted Professor Tripati’s belief that student activism and scientists of color are important in contributing to the environmental science field and that universities should promote diversity in these programs.


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5.10.2018

Trump Eyes Twice-Failed Legal Strategy to Fight California Regulations

“It strikes me as an extraordinarily weak legal argument,” said Ann Carlson, a UCLA law professor and IoES faculty member to Transport Topics about a new federal proposal that seeks to counter California’s authority to set it own smog rules.


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5.10.2018

Big utilities are desperately trying to stick customers for the bills from California wildfires

“This is emblematic of a whole host of problems we’re going to see from climate change, where in the aggregate everybody loses and the question is how you allocate those costs,” says Sean Hecht, an environmental law expert at UCLA and IoES faculty member to the Los Angeles Times.