Archive Tag: Climate Change

A UCLA team led by Guarav Sant, professor of civil and environmental engineering, received top of the fold font page coverage in LA Times regarding their quest to win. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize is an international competition based on the concept of taking carbon dioxide emissions from industrial facilities and turning them into something practical and profitable. The winning team will receive a $7.5 million prize.

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Ethan Elkind, director of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative of UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law, was featured on KPCC’s AirTalk segment discussing the California Green New Deal Act. California Democratic legislators introduced the California Green New Deal Act on January 6. It aims to set ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the creation of more affordable housing, and the reduction of income inequality in the state. 

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Liz Koslov, UCLA assistant professor of urban planning and environment and sustainability, was quoted extensively in a Curbed story about development along New York City’s coastlines and the reality of sea level rise. In the face of this risk, many scientists, planners, activists and academics are calling for managed retreat, defined in the story as “the strategic relocation of structures or abandonment of land to manage natural hazard risk.”

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A Los Angeles Times article detailing the devastating impacts of climate change in California over the past decade, as well as what the state can expect in the coming decades, included quotes from Alex Hall, professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Since 2010, California experienced destructive wildfires, droughts and storms; climate models suggest that the state will see an increase in the frequency of extreme events of which Hall says “…we are just now on the precipice of seeing those changes play out.”

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