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Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, provided an expert legal opinion in an LA Times article focused on Juliana v. United States. This is a groundbreaking climate lawsuit that was filed by a group of 21 kids and young adults in 2015 who argue that the United States government’s use of fossil fuels violates their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.

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UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about Southern California’s Prado Dam, which was recently upgraded to the “high urgency” risk category by the U.S. Army Corps. Federal engineers are concerned that a significant flooding event could compromise the dam’s spillways, threatening Orange County communities.

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