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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. 


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2.1.2017

New American Media: Panel calls for removal of economic barriers to beaches

Lead UCLA investigator Jon Christensen told forum attendees that “research shows that we are at a tipping point where deciding to visit the coast is a close call for most Californians — given the costs … We have to do something about that.”


Awards

1.31.2017

Rising climate scientist honored by President Obama

UCLA geochemist Aradhna Tripati received the highest honor the United States bestows on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers—the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Presented earlier this month by former President Barack Obama, the award acknowledges individuals who lead in understanding and confronting a range of challenges,...


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1.31.2017

Los Angeles Business Journal: L.A. Restaurants Could Be the Victims of Fish Fraud

Paul Barber, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the university, said the problem could lie with suppliers, as both restaurants and grocery stores were found to be selling mislabeled fish.


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1.31.2017

Food and Wine: Half your sushi may not be what you think it is

In an email UCLA Professor Paul Barber said they hit a broad cross section of L.A. restaurants that “ran the gamut from some very high end establishments (both large and small) as well as low and middle of the road places.”   


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1.31.2017

BuzzFeed News: California’s drought lasted for years. Now, it may finally end

“There’s been so much ground water overdraft that just having a great rain and snow year doesn’t solve the problem,” said Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles.