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5.8.2018

UCLA high school volunteer wins state science fair

David Colgan

He runs cross country. He’s on the speech and debate team. He struggles with Spanish class at times. His favorite band is The Killers. He’s also doing scientific research to protect Southern California from future wildfires, working hand-in-hand with postdoctoral scholars at UCLA’s La Kretz Center for Conservation Science. After winning first place for ecology…


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4.11.2018

Inspiration on oceans and diversity at the 2018 IoES Gala

David Colgan

At the 2018 “SeaCO2Change” gala, Van Jones, and Keely Shaye and Pierce Brosnan issued a call to action while helping raise $1.3 million for research, education and improving diversity in the environmental field. Watch their full speeches here.


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3.2.2018

L.A.’s path to independence from imported water

Asma Mahdi

After a yearlong reprieve, Southern California is again under severe water scarcity conditions: Only 2 1/2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. This time around, could Los Angeles shift its dependence from imported water to local water? A new report by UCLA researchers says the city could, eventually — if…


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1.31.2018

L.A.’s dry air is a seldom-discussed threat to public health

Alan Barreca

You’d be wrong. I moved to L.A. from New Orleans in August. There are plenty of differences between the two places, from food to politics. And people in New Orleans have a special glow about them. Some might suggest it’s their legendary zest for life, but it probably has more to do with the humidity—they…