Archive Tag: Air Quality

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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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