Ashley Kruythoff / UCLA

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Yifang Zhu Research Featured in ScienceBlog: Carbon Neutral California Could Save 14,000 Lives Per Year

Since millions of Californians began staying at home and off the roads in March, air quality in the Golden State has visibly improved. In a peer-reviewed study published May 4 in the journal Nature Sustainability, Yifang Zhu of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Institute of Environment & Sustainability describes a pathway for California to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by 2050.  Taken together, these actions would prevent about 14,000 premature deaths from air pollution-related illnesses each year, all while helping to reduce climate change.