Los Angeles Times: Getting to the beach often comes down to money
“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, the study’s coauthor and a researcher at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
KPCC-FM: L.A. needs to do a better job of catching storm water
“We have got to get to the point that we have a system that is equally as effective at infiltrating all of that storm water, which could be a precious water supply, into our local aquifers,” said UCLA’s Mark Gold.
Los Angeles Times: L.A. went from high and dry to wet and wild
“We have these very strong west-to-east winds — we call them zonal winds — at the jet stream level in the atmosphere that has sort of propelled this prolonged series of storms toward California … and actually allowed these storms to strengthen,” [UCLA’s Daniel] Swain said.
KCRW-FM: California goes from drought to drenched
“We have swung the pendulum from very dry to now very wet. Highways have been shut down due to mudslides and water on the roadways and avalanches in the higher mountains,” says UCLA’s Daniel Swain.
Los Angeles Times: California has the snow. It just needs to keep it frozen
And as much as 10 to 20 feet of snow has fallen at the highest mountain peaks during the most recent storm systems that were much colder than earlier bouts of warmer rains, said UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain.
TIME: Sushi in L.A. is mislabeled nearly half of the time, study says
Some of the mislabeling may be accidental but much of it was likely done intentionally to save money by providing customers with a cheaper type of fish than they thought they were buying, says study author and UCLA Professor Paul Barber. (Also: LAist, The Huffington Post)
KABC-AM: Mislabeling of fish in L.A.’s sushi restaurants
“It really depends on what you order,” said UCLA’s Paul Barber. “With certain things like salmon and tuna, there’s a very high likelihood that when you order that, it is what you receive.
U.S. News & World Report: The short-, long-term effects of China’s smog
Yifang Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California Los Angeles, tracks about a dozen UCLA students who study in Beijing for 10 weeks each summer. When they return, she does research on them, testing their urine to see how they’ve been affected by air pollutants.
Study designed in La Kretz Center workshop included in Conservation Biology’s top papers list
UCLA research on the role of behavioral ecology in improving wildlife conservation and management was cited as one of the most popular papers in a top science journal. “A systematic survey of the integration of animal behavior into conservation,” co-authored by Dan Blumstein, a member of the IoES, was named one of the top five most accessed papers...
LA Weekly: “Atmospheric River” of rain heads for California
The front “will take the form a moisture-laden and slow-moving atmospheric river,” according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain’s California Weather Blog. There could be as many as two feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Wired: California’s huge storm could cause disastrous melting in the mountains
Flooding and snowmelt are more likely when intense weather systems come in quick succession. “It is clear we will have both of these issues this weekend, with a very warm atmospheric river following on the heels of a very cold atmospheric river,” says Daniel Swain, a fellow at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability....