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1.20.2017

Los Angeles Times: California has the snow. It just needs to keep it frozen

And as much as 10 to 20 feet of snow has fallen at the highest mountain peaks during the most recent storm systems that were much colder than earlier bouts of warmer rains, said UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain.


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1.18.2017

TIME: Sushi in L.A. is mislabeled nearly half of the time, study says

Some of the mislabeling may be accidental but much of it was likely done intentionally to save money by providing customers with a cheaper type of fish than they thought they were buying, says study author and UCLA Professor Paul Barber. (Also: LAist, The Huffington Post)


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1.18.2017

KABC-AM: Mislabeling of fish in L.A.’s sushi restaurants

“It really depends on what you order,” said UCLA’s Paul Barber. “With certain things like salmon and tuna, there’s a very high likelihood that when you order that, it is what you receive. 


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1.18.2017

U.S. News & World Report: The short-, long-term effects of China’s smog

Yifang Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California Los Angeles, tracks about a dozen UCLA students who study in Beijing for 10 weeks each summer. When they return, she does research on them, testing their urine to see how they’ve been affected by air pollutants. 


Awards

1.9.2017

Study designed in La Kretz Center workshop included in Conservation Biology’s top papers list

UCLA research on the role of behavioral ecology in improving wildlife conservation and management was cited as one of the most popular papers in a top science journal. “A systematic survey of the integration of animal behavior into conservation,” co-authored by Dan Blumstein, a member of the IoES, was named one of the top five most accessed papers...


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1.5.2017

LA Weekly: “Atmospheric River” of rain heads for California

The front “will take the form a moisture-laden and slow-moving atmospheric river,” according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain’s California Weather Blog. There could be as many as two feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.


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1.5.2017

Wired: California’s huge storm could cause disastrous melting in the mountains

Flooding and snowmelt are more likely when intense weather systems come in quick succession. “It is clear we will have both of these issues this weekend, with a very warm atmospheric river following on the heels of a very cold atmospheric river,” says Daniel Swain, a fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability....



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1.4.2017

National Geographic: A toilet snake makes international news

Brad Shaffer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, wrote in an email that he’s “pretty sure it is an oriental rat snake,” which is “a large, common, completely harmless snake that is wide-ranging across a lot of southern Asia.”



Awards

12.22.2016

New book co-authored by Brad Shaffer covers conservation risks faced by sensitive California species

One of the most important hotspots of biodiversity in the United States, California is home to many native amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else on earth.  Climate change impacts, human development, and extreme drought mean these unique species face an ever-greater risk of extinction. Published in association with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Amphibian and...


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12.19.2016

UCLA and other higher education leaders pen open letter on climate action to incoming Administration and Congress

UCLA, along with presidents and chancellors from other colleges and universities, including 35 states in the U.S., have joined together to urge president-elect Trump and the incoming congressional representatives to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. Through their open letter, organized by a diverse group of higher education institutions and the Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature,...