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Karen McKinnon receives prestigious Packard fellowship

UCLA climate statistician Karen McKinnon was selected to the 2021 class of Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering. The honor is given annually to 20 innovative early-career scientists and engineers,…


Awards

American Geophysical Union awards Aradhna Tripati with Willi Dansgaard Award

Aradhna Tripati was awarded the Willi Dansgaard Award at this year’s fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The award recognizes Tripati for her work in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. It…


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Beate Ritz Research Featured: UC study of Sacramento-area residents links air pollution to increased Type 2 diabetes risk

A team of University of California scientists said they have found a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes in older Californians who live — and exercise outdoors — in communities with poor…


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Shonda Rhimes to Introduce Honoree “Little Miss Flint” at UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability Virtual Gala

The TV mogul has been confirmed to participate in UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability gala by introducing newly-announced honoree Amariyanna Copeny, also known as Mari or “Little Miss Flint.” The…


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Brad Shaffer in The Guardian

The size but also the severity of today’s wildfires is a growing concern. Fires that exhibit erratic behavior and burn with more intensity are more likely to leave behind only…


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Alex Wang weighs in on Reuters Analysis: China’s hard climate stance with U.S. imperils Glasgow talks

China’s refusal to accept requests for deeper carbon emissions cuts during recent visits from the top climate envoys of the United States and Britain may undermine progress at the upcoming…


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Listen to Alan Barreca’s KCRW interview: Why extreme heat can hurt expectant moms

Alan Barreca, an associate professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and a team of researchers explored the connection between early pregnancies and heat, and found that…


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Daniel Swain in The Washington Post: Extreme flooding to increase as temperatures rise, study finds

“This new research demonstrates how climate change could actually have divergent effects for very large but rare floods versus smaller but more common floods,” Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at…


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Rajit Gadh in Los Angeles Business Journal: LA Companies Give Renters More Ways to Charge EVs

To reach a zero-emissions future, Los Angeles will need to install chargers in multi-unit homes such as apartments and condos. “It is absolutely essential that we all work toward the…


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William Boyd on the California Recall Election and its Impact on Climate Policy — CNBC

The recall election in California to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom could weaken the state’s climate policies and have national implications for efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions. “While a…


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Laurent Pilon in UCLA Newsroom: Professors recognized for respective contributions to heat transfer field

Laurent Pilon, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is being recognized by the 2021 American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his interdisciplinary contributions to the field of heat transfer…


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Cara Horowitz in The New York Times: California Recall Vote Could Weaken the State’s Aggressive Climate Policies

UCLA Law’s Emmett Institute co-executive director Cara Horowitz says that a recall of Gov. Newsom could stymie California’s effort to cut its GHG emissions by 40% by the end of…