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3.20.2017

Public Radio International: Trump’s plan for EPA is death by ‘a thousand cuts’

The president can’t do away with the EPA altogether because “there are a bunch of statutes on the books that require EPA to do things: to issue regulations, to enforce laws, to clean up hazardous waste sites and so forth,” says Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles. 


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3.20.2017

Salon: Polluters could ‘more easily’ commit crimes under cuts

“The cuts are so deep it’s hard to imagine we won’t see real effects in air and water quality,” said Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor at UCLA law. “Individual polluters are going to be able to get away with violating the law much more easily.”


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3.20.2017

Access Hollywood: Courtney Cox celebrates innovation

Courteney Cox, Nigel Lythgoe, James Marsden and more attended the John Salley hosted Innovators for a Healthy Planet gala. (Coverage starts at 1:51)


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3.17.2017

Esquire: It’s the golden age of climate denial

 “…Plants already have CO2, and scientists have developed lots of evidence that rapid accumulation of CO2 in both the atmosphere and ocean will generate a large number of negative effects that will be much more severe as a whole. The bad effects will outweigh the good, said UCLA’s Robert Tripati.


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3.17.2017

Christian Science Monitor: Unlikely China ally in pollution fight: public activists

Alex Wang, an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Law who specializes in Chinese environmental law, writes in a soon-to-be published study that the overlapping interests of citizens and the nation’s leaders have “enabled the seemingly paradoxical flowering of disclosure law in China.” 


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3.14.2017

Phys.org: Climate change puts state’s snowpack in jeopardy in future droughts

“The cryosphere — frozen parts of the planet — has shown the earliest and largest signs of change,” said UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall, who along with study co-author Neil Berg modeled what future California droughts will look like in terms of snowpack loss. 


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3.14.2017

San Francisco Chronicle: California to fight if EPA eases emissions rule

“If the administration loses on this, California’s power is then absolutely clear, and it can use that power to issue standards that are stronger, and it can get other states to join in,” said Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA.


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3.13.2017

San Francisco Chronicle: After near-record storms, signs of El Niño rise

“By any formal metric, this winter was unanticipated,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA. “The deeper question of why it’s happening is challenging. I don’t think we have a good answer.”


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3.13.2017

Popular Science: How we know there’s climate change, and humans to blame

“Past observations offer a context in which to view today’s climate — one in which Earth’s atmosphere is filled with the largest concentration of carbon dioxide in human history,” says UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati.


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3.13.2017

KPCC-FM’s Air Talk: Rollback of fuel economy rules could pit state, EPA

When EPA is asked to grant a waiver for California, it is required by law to follow what the Clean Air Act sets forth are the criteria for deciding that waiver… California has to demonstrate that it has unique and compelling conditions that should lead it to have different standards,” said UCLA’s Ann Carlson. 


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3.8.2017

Los Angeles Times: When it rains, billions of gallons of ‘free liquid gold’ lost

“We haven’t made the progress we should have,” said Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA. “The money is not there. That’s been the big issue.”


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3.8.2017

USA Today: Proposed NOAA budget cuts rattle scientists

Another expert notes that “virtually all we know about Earth’s atmosphere and oceans comes from sustained decades of government-funded scientific research,” according to a tweet from UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain.