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Edith de Guzman quoted in The Santa Monica Daily Press: Outrage over illegal tree trimming unlikely to yield prosecution

The residents suspected of organizing unauthorized and damaging work to nine city ficus trees on Georgina Avenue earlier this month are unlikely to face consequences. A spokesperson for the City of…

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Travis Longcore on Spectrum News on LED Lights Contribution to Light Pollution and Environmental Impact

Professor Travis Longcore joined “Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen” on Spectrum News (34:52) to discuss the pros and cons of LED lighting.  LEDs frequently emit blue light, which disperses…

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Daniel Swain in Spectrum News: A ‘megaflood’ could be California’s next ‘big one’

Droughts, earthquakes and wildfires are natural disasters that occur in California. But the Golden State may have to prepare for another climatic event that hasn’t occurred since the 19th century.…

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Awards

Eric Hoek to Receive Top Water Research and Technology Prize

Sep 2, 2022 UCLA Samueli Newsroom The National Water Research Institute has selected Eric Hoek, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, as the 2022 Athalie Richardson…

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Daniel Swain in The Los Angeles Times: REBUILD | REBURN; California spends billions restoring towns charred by wildfire

Gone could be the political and public will to spend hundreds of millions of dollars — with Southern California taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill — to replace homes…

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Daniel Swain in KQED: California Drought Enters Fourth Year With Little Respite on the Horizon

According to Daniel Swain, a climate scientist from UCLA and The Nature Conservancy, the situation is setting up to be a “recipe for drought:” a La Nia climate trend combined…

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Karen McKinnon research highlighted in UCLA Newsroom: Are extreme heat waves happening more than expected? UCLA research says not yet.

“The 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave appears to be the result of climate change and extraordinarily bad luck with natural variability,” says UCLA climate scientist & statistician Karen McKinnon.

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Travis Longcore in The Los Angeles Times: Newsom vetoes bill aimed at preventing light pollution

Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have dimmed the light pollution emanating from state buildings, writing that the proposed law was an “overly broad mandate” whose costs…

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Gregory Pierce Writes: Desalination Sounds Easy. There Are Better Ways to Meet Water Needs.

The oceans contain almost all of the water on Earth’s surface, yet turning seawater into fresh water is expensive, energy-intensive, and can harm marine life, writes Gregory Pierce, co-director of…

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Daniel Swain in CNN: California’s wildfire activity is running below average this year. But experts warn it’s not over

“When people talk about this, they’re often talking about the acreage burned and actually not only does it not tell the whole story, but it arguably doesn’t tell most of…

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Kian Goh in The Washington Post: Coastal cities in parts of Asia are sinking fastest, study finds

“By 2030, a large part of Jakarta will be uninhabitable” — or if not, soon to be regularly flooded, said Kian Goh, an architect and urban planner at the University…

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Student Blog

Student Blog: Sky Quality Camera: A Tool to Track and Analyze Light Pollution in the CIDSR

By Jules de la Cruz Artificial brightening of the night sky — also known as light pollution — has become a significant issue in the past few decades. As the…

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