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7.19.2017

‘Most important vote’ set today for cap and trade

“I consider A.B. 398 to be a pretty good compromise and one that doesn’t threaten the environmental integrity of the climate program in any serious way,” said Cara Horowitz, co-director of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. “Folks may or may not like the...


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7.19.2017

Downtown Yonkers: A Cleaner, Greener Place to Call Home

Pritzker nominee featured in the New York Times.  


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7.18.2017

Imperial Beach, two counties sue fossil fuel companies for money to deal with sea level rise

A number of earlier lawsuits against oil and gas companies failed because they focused on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, said Ann Carlson, faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law. “Here, this is a more conventional lawsuit” in the sense of asking for damages, she said. “The lawyers have done a very good job. The courts will have to take this seriously.”


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7.18.2017

Meet the Pritzker candidates: 1-5

by Rebecca Ash Last week UCLA announced the 20 inaugural candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. The award is the first to target environmental leaders under the age of 40 who are on the verge of making a groundbreaking change. The candidates were nominated by a group of environmental leaders and, after evaluation,...


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7.18.2017

Hawaii accelerator CEO makes short list for national environmental award

Elemental Excelerator co-founder and CEO Dawn Lippert has made the short list for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Lippert, who heads the Honolulu-based accelerator, is one of 20 nominees for the award, which is aimed at recognizing scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, activists or artists under the age of 40, “who stands poised to make a game-changing difference,”...


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7.15.2017

Tasting the Impossible Burger

UCLA professors Amy Rowat and Jenny Jay break down the science of how the vegan burger that mimics real meat is made.


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7.13.2017

Massive iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware breaks off the Antarctic peninsula. CNN's Kyung Lah reports. (With Aradhna Tripati.)


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7.13.2017

Behind a New “Genius” Award for Young Environmentalists

“For young innovators just starting out … awards can open doors and inspire investors. They can mean the difference between grand success or ideas prematurely scrapped for lack of support,” the announcement states. The winner takes home $100,000.


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7.12.2017

The Trump Administration Wants To Debate Climate Change On TV. Here’s What Scientists Think About It.

Is Scott Pruitt’s plan to televise climate change “debates” a good idea? No, say Center for Climate Science associate director Katharine Reich and a host of climate scientists and policy experts.


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7.11.2017

Separating fact from hype as California begins a new fire season

“One of the changes that’s happened over the last two decades (in Southern California) is more and more conversion of chaparral and particularly sage scrub into annual grasslands,” said Phil Rundel, a professor of ecology at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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7.11.2017

Gov. Brown has 2 bills to help California’s air quality

Up until Monday evening, the future of the program looked uncertain. But, after months of discussion, Governor Jerry Brown revealed legislation Monday that extends the program to the year 2030. For analysis, Take Two spoke to Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA.


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7.11.2017

Rising Temperatures Will Put Seniors at Risk, Experts Predict

“Literally every decade we have more record-breaking years with respect to temperatures,” said Aradhna E. Tripati, a climate scientist at UCLA. “We’re already paying a cost and it’s going to keep going up.” Seniors are especially vulnerable during heat waves because they have a harder time than younger adults adjusting to sudden changes in temperature.