Archive Tag: Air Quality

Michael Jerrett, an environmental health science professor and chair from the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times article titled, “87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades.” After a summer of the worst air quality in two decades, Jerrett notes that, “There’s no question that people with Read more

The California Energy Commission awarded the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) (within the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA) $1 million in funding for a three-year research study on the impact of various sustainability strategies on indoor and ambient air quality within disadvantage communities. Researchers from the Read more

Patron filling up at the gas station. (Open source)

Ann Carlson, the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the UCLA School of Law, and Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, wrote an opinion piece published by the Washington Post tilted “Trump begins his biggest assault yet on the environment.” The opinion piece is focused Read more

Research has shown that in cities including Los Angeles, bus riders frequently spend 15 to 25 minutes or more each way waiting for a bus, which exposes them to pollution at intersections.
Christelle Snow/UCLA

With funding from the National Science Foundation and the California Air Resources Board, UCLA postdoctoral fellow Wonsik Choi from professor Suzanne Paulson’s lab (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences), demonstrated that moving bus stop sites 120 feet away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution to which bus riders are exposed by waiting for a bus.  Read more