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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.


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1.30.2017

Los Angeles Times: No, California’s environmental laws probably won’t block Trump’s border wall

“It’s quite a long shot,” Sean Hecht, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, said of any potential environmental lawsuit to stop the wall.


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1.30.2017

KCRW-FM: California’s drought reversal

“The northern part of the state is in better shape than they have been in year. Down south it’s a little bit different because the drought has been more persistent but it looks like everyone is getting pretty wet, which is good news,” said Daniel Swain, climate scientist at UCLA. [Audio download]


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1.27.2017

KCET: Study: Coastal access is about more than locked gates

“This new research shows that we are at a tipping point where deciding to visit the coast is a close call for most Californians, given the cost,” said Jon Christensen, lead investigator for the study at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.


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1.27.2017

Sacramento Bee: California may have to fund climate, energy research

Research in climate science and energy innovation is an investment in our future. It will pay dividends many times over for our economy and for our environment. California, as the world’s fifth-largest economy and environmental leader, should be at the forefront as the federal government bails out. (Commentary co-written by UCLA’s Ann Carlson)


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1.27.2017

Huffington Post: Arctic oil, environmental legacy are now in crosshairs

Cara Horowitz, director of UCLA’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, said it’s pretty clear Trump sees Obama’s withdrawal from the Arctic as a mistake…. “It takes a lot of work to undo environmental regulations and it can’t be done on a whim or a month’s notice.”