IoES in the News

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2.20.2018

Diet has more impact on climate change than transportation. Here’s how to fix that.

In their recent article, Big Think discussed the UC/Vox Climate Lab collaboration video, “The diet that helps fight climate change.” 


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2.16.2018

February has been bone dry. Has drought returned to California?

“We have been in an extended period of unusually warm and dry conditions. One might call that a drought,” stated IoES climate scientist Daniel Swain to the Fresno Bee.


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2.15.2018

Flu Weather: It’s Not the Cold, It’s the Humidity

Weather Underground included a recent study co-authored by IoES faculty member Alan Barreca that discussed how low humidity, which may become more prominent in some regions due to climate change, can increase flu transmission.


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2.15.2018

Green Science’s White People Problem

Professor Aradhna Tripati shared her experience with systemic racism and how she addresses lack of diversity in environmental science through the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science and postdoctoral scholar Jesse Bloom Bateman expressed his thoughts on diversity in research as a person of color in geology to Grist.


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2.12.2018

Activists Worldwide Press Environmental Demands

“There’s a new concept that the (Chinese) state is calling ecological civilization and it’s been all over the official propaganda and the state leadership messaging.” UCLA Law professor and IoES faculty member Alex Wang spoke with Voice of America about environmental policy in China.


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2.12.2018

Ventura County is at ‘epicenter’ of California’s drought, expert says

The Ventura County Star consulted with IoES climate scientist Daniel Swain; “As a lot of people in Ventura and Santa Barbara County are acutely aware, the drought arguably never really ended in that part of the state.” 


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2.8.2018

Is California Entering Another Drought? Experts Answer Your Questions.

Capital Public Radio consulted with Daniel Swain, IoES postdoctoral scholar, about California’s current state of water. High reservoir benefits big cities, but not necessarily farms and the drought never ended in some parts of California, including the location of the Thomas Fire.


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2.8.2018

California Needs a Ton of Snow, ASAP

Mother Jones included a quote from IoES climate researcher Daniel Swain; “Every week that we don’t reverse this trend from here forward, it’s going to be that much harder to get to where we want to be by the end of the season.”


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2.8.2018

Dunkin’ Donuts joins eco-friendly parade, will switch to paper cups by 2020

“More and more this is the trend…It’s really not just a question of changing consumer behaviors, but there are also socially responsible investors, and I think companies are trying to be responsive to those investors.” Magali Delmas, IoES professor spoke with the Washington Post about the benefits of companies becoming eco-friendly.


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2.8.2018

Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests

According to Luciana Alves, co-author/ IoES assistant researcher, this study can identify areas to prioritize conservation and help the development of better models to understand responses of different tropical forest regions to global environmental change.


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2.6.2018

Could Oil Firms Be Forced to Pay for Climate Change? California Cities Hope So

KQED consulted with IoES faculty member/ environmental law professor at the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, Ann Carlson, about  potential climate liability lawsuits against oil companies. “That matters in California… If you can show evidence that a defendant engaged in a campaign to obfuscate, it’s more than...


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2.5.2018

‘Keep saving water’: UCLA water expert wishes state never declared drought ‘over’

Mark Gold, IoES faculty member told 89.3 KPCC Take Two that, “What we’ve seen is that we went from a 24.5 percent reduction in water use – which everybody in the state had a lot to be proud of… Now, in the year and half or so since those mandatory cutbacks went to voluntary, we’re...