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5.23.2017

Olympics: IOC’s 2024 evaluation commission gets full LA experience

There were stops at UCLA, where student residences would be renovated and transformed into an Athletes Village, and the Memorial Coliseum which anchored both the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games and would be a centerpiece again should LA beat out Paris, the only other city in the running, for the 2024 Olympics.


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5.23.2017

L.A.’s game plan for 2024 Olympics wins praise from foreign media

LA 2024 has proposed spending $5.3 billion, a relatively modest amount by modern Olympic standards. Athletes would be housed at UCLA, saving $1 billion or more on a new village.


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5.23.2017

LA 2024 Olympics group shows off its biggest advantage — existing venues

[T]he star Thursday seemed to be the UCLA campus, which would be home to the Olympic Village and is a potential difference-maker against Paris. LA 2024 will spend $33.6 million in 2024 dollars on Village costs. A yet to be built Paris Olympic Village would cost at least $1 billion.


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5.23.2017

L.A.’s 2024 Olympic bid bolstered by campuses of UCLA, USC

Los Angeles has pitched UCLA as being uniquely capable of accommodating the demands of hosting Olympians, touting existing housing, common areas to socialize and extensive training venues the athletes would have in the village. Even the food, which IOC commission members tried in their visit, adds to the athlete experience.


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5.23.2017

High-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief

The map was created using methodology developed by Adjunct Professor Sassan Saatchi, an expert on tropical forests and the global carbon cycle with UCLA and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It combines data from satellites and an airplane-based laser detection system known as LiDAR, or light detection and ranging, to map the height and crown of trees at a fine-scale resolution.


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5.5.2017

Record snow, record snowmelt?

“The amount of accumulated snow in the Eastern Sierra is large enough that it will almost certainly lead to a flood when it melts and drains into the Owens Valley,” UCLA climate researcher Alex Hall wrote in an e-mail interview.


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5.5.2017

Experts discuss 100 years of change, look toward future of National Parks

Malibuites were treated to an engaging presentation April 23 during Pepperdine: Our National Parks at 100: Confronting Change and Committing to Science, presented by UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science in collaboration with Pepperdine University.


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5.3.2017

Climate Change Is Causing More Sweltering Summer Days

“In most places, when you get a heat wave now, there is probably a human finger print,” says Daniel Swain, an author of the paper and a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles.  


Awards

5.2.2017

Pritzker Fellow Kevin Njabo knows how to make the impossible happen

Kevin Njabo, director of Africa Programs for both the Center for Tropical Research (CTR) and Congo Basin Institute, has been awarded the 2017 IoES Pritzker Environment and Sustainability Education Fellowship. The annual fellowship is made possible through an endowment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and recognizes instructors for their contributions to academic programs.


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4.28.2017

LA earns ‘disappointing’ C grade for its sustainability efforts

The results were “a surprise and a disappointment,” Mark Gold, of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, told KPCC. “We thought the grades would have been better than they were ... There has been so much great policy, so many great programs.”


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4.28.2017

UCLA students study acidification of kelp in Santa Monica Bay

The Daily Bruin takes a look at a student practicum team researching how kelp forests might provide a buffer against harmful impacts of ocean acidification.


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4.27.2017

Variety: Paul Allen, Peter Kareiva call on Hollywood to make more films about climate change

“…The best environmental stories frame tough challenges in ways that not only spark people’s sense of morality, but also empower them with the belief that they can make a difference.”