Happenings

Suzanne Paulson, UCLA professor of atmospheric sciences and director of the Center for Clean Air at UCLA, was quoted in a Los Angeles Magazine article explaining why air pollution is still a “thing” in the winter. According to Paulson, “When the ground surface is cold, it cools the air right above it, so then you have a situation where there’s cold air under warm air, and the two don’t naturally mix.” In summer, the air pollution is able to be diluted. The warm air near the ground takes the pollution with it and it isn’t trapped.

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In an article about Sustainable Development Goal #6 (SDG 6), which strives for sanitary water for all, Professor Jessica Cattelino (associate professor in the department of anthropology at UCLA) praises the approach which emphasizes the importance of engaging local communities and women specifically around improving water and sanitation management.  

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