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Gregory Okin research featured in UCLA Newsroom: Effort to limit dust pollution in Owens Valley is advancing, but still room to improve

The century-long battle over water between California’s Owens Valley and Los Angeles is nothing short of epic. The latest chapter comes in a more stoic but important form: a 157-page report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The publication was created by a panel of experts that includes UCLA atmospheric dust specialist Gregory Okin.  “The teams of people working on the ground together have been very successful,” said Okin, who is also a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. “There are still air quality exceedances that occur, but they are drastically smaller in magnitude and frequency than they were prior to 2000.”