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6.27.2017

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Brown's meeting with Xi took place a mere five days after President Donald Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and according to Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA, this timing mattered. "Governor Brown is essentially signalling to the world that he is going to be the face of progressive climate policy in the United States," Carlson told Al Jazeera.


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6.23.2017

Will China Become a Leader in Clean Energy?

China’s leaders have a self-interest above all else to champion clean energy because of the high costs it has paid and continues to pay for the pollution caused during its economic boom, said Alex Wang, professor of law at UCLA.


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6.22.2017

Why the World’s Rivers Are Losing Sediment and Why It Matters

“Ten or twenty years ago most wetlands scientists in most places viewed sediment as a negative,” says Richard Ambrose, a marine ecologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Too much sediment would come in and bury the marsh. Now people realize sediment is a resource, and we need it to keep up with sea level rise.”


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6.22.2017

The Extreme Heat to Come

Climate researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have created forecasts of how many days of extreme heat — defined as more than 95 degrees — the Los Angeles region could expect if nothing was done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Downtown Los Angeles, for example, now has roughly a week’s worth of extreme heat days a year, said Alex Hall, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at U.C.L.A.


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6.21.2017

Feds give $320,000 grant to group working on cooling LA County, reducing hot spots, heat-related deaths

If a second federal grant is awarded by end of summer, the group will have received the full $2 million to complete a four-year project that studies how heat events, in part caused by global climate change, affects the most vulnerable local communities identified in a previous UCLA study: the San Fernando Valley, Huntington Park and Sunland and others.


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6.20.2017

Twelve top US universities reaffirm commitment to climate change pact

“There’s a lot of power that subnational jurisdictions have over the sort of instruments and sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and if they’re willing to wield that power aggressively and ambitiously, they actually don’t need the federal government in order to do so”, said Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the University of California Los Angeles.


Student Blog

6.19.2017

Johnson and Trump

by Anonymous Student November 22nd, 1963, United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while driving through Dallas. The perpetrator, Lee Harvey Oswald, was never charged, due to his own murder. It was a transformative event for the average American, one that would come to shape the world for decades to come. And, it wasn’t...


Student Blog

6.19.2017

Donald Trump’s rocky relationships

by Anonymous Student Donald Trump is becoming known for his rocky relationships – with ex-wife Ivana Trump, and now with the truth as the president. His own lawyer even said, “Donald is a believer in the big lie theory. If you say something again and again people will believe you.” As you can imagine, his...


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6.19.2017

The price of deportation

How Trump’s immigration policies will raise the prices of artichokes   by Desiree Samler The first thing most people see when they enter a grocery store is a bountiful display of fruits and vegetables. Countless varieties of tomatoes, carrots, leafy greens, and berries are all at our fingertips for just a few dollars or less....


6.16.2017

Why California’s Climate Change Fight Is Also About Public Health

“Passenger vehicles, shipping, buses: if you add up all of the sources on wheels, they really are the greatest opportunity," says Sean Hecht, who runs a center on environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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6.14.2017

Making the California coast public for all

Invisible barriers have kept people of color at bay.


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6.2.2017

Former ‘climate bad boy’ China may benefit as US leaves Paris deal

"If U.S. policy shifts in favor of fossil fuels as opposed to renewable ones, in the long run China will gain the upper hand in the inevitable global move toward cleaner sources of energy," said Ann Carlson, professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles.