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.
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.
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...
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...
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....
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.
Making the California coast public for all
Invisible barriers have kept people of color at bay.
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.
New carbon map will help protect the DRC’s rainforests
Researchers were able to map the aboveground biomass in the DRC down to the one-hectare level using high-resolution airborne Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, in combination with satellite imagery and machine learning geospatial algorithms, a method developed by Dr. Sassan Saatchi, an expert on tropical forests and the global carbon cycle at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Drug-resistant superbug genes found in San Diego parks
UCLA researchers find antibiotic-resistant genes in air, soil and water samples taken from city parks in San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, and Bakersfield. The highest level for a gene that’s found in tap water came from drinking fountains in San Diego parks.
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.
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.