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2.21.2017

Christian Science Monitor: An Oroville message: As climate shifts, so will water strategies

Precipitation in the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range is 220 percent above normal this winter, making it the wettest on record. But snowpack is just 145 percent above normal, falling short of the snowiest winter. Warmer temperatures are likely to blame for the discrepancy, says Alex Hall, a professor at UCLA. 


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2.15.2017

San Francisco Examiner: Line drawn in sand between beach access, protection

  Jon Christensen, an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA’s Institute on the Environment and Sustainability, found the condition of the ocean and beaches is personally important to 90 percent of Californians. Another survey of people at Southern California beaches found people want clean sand and water. 


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2.15.2017

KPCC-FM’s Take Two: Why Oroville crisis affects Southern California

“What we really need to do as soon as possible is to do a vulnerability assessment of really all our water infrastructure in the state of California,” said UCLA’s Mark Gold.


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2.15.2017

Bloomberg: Why America’s tallest dam is suddenly in danger

“Drought usually ends in flood in this part of the world,” said Daniel Swain, a University of California, Los Angeles climate scientist, “because that’s what it takes to end them.”


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2.15.2017

Los Angeles Times: Oroville Dam dangers remain as new storm approaches

“The Friday storm in particular could in fact become the strongest of the season in the Los Angeles region,” said UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain. 



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2.8.2017

The New Yorker: L.A.’s mountain lions: dangerous predators or celebrity guests?

The mountain-lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains is in danger of entering an extinction vortex, a downward spiral in which everything starts to fail. “Without our assistance, the Santa Monica Mountain pumas are likely to go extinct,” says Robert Wayne, an evolutionary biologist at UCLA.


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2.8.2017

Orange County Register: Some can’t afford beach visits; legislators seek change

“There are historically patterns of visitation and discrimination … where people feel they’re welcome (at some beaches) and where they might not feel as welcome (at others),” said Jon Christensen, a researcher at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA who co-authored the study.


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2.3.2017

Energywire: Where does Trump’s Supreme Court nominee stand on the environment

UCLA School of Law professor Ann Carlson wrote in a blog post last night that Gorsuch’s position, if other justices adopt it, would make environmental protection more difficult. 


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2.3.2017

The Washington Post: Scientists love how ‘silly’ Groundhog Day is

Science is what I do. I’m thrilled and inspired by being able to spend my days uncovering the secrets that hide in plain sight around us, and to use my marmot studies to train students to think critically and objectively. (Commentary written by UCLA’s Daniel Blumstein)


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2.3.2017

KPCC-FM: Is California climate law worsening pollution in communities of color?

Ann Carlson is co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA. “I’d like to see cap and trade play out to see how well it works because I think it has a lot of promise to produce large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions really cost effectively,” she said.


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2.3.2017

Los Angeles Times: Proposed legislation calls for more affordable overnight accommodations along the California coast

 “In our research we found that the cost of staying overnight at the coast can be a real burden for some Californians,” said Jon Christensen, a researcher at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.