Archive Tag: Climate Change

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) is hosting an event called “Night of Ideas” on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM to midnight. Its theme, “Facing Our Time,” explores the struggles we face around ecological and climate change through the lenses of science, nature, and art. 

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California’s coastal wetlands, such as the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve in Carpinteria, are under stress from development, pollution and a rise in sea level.
Kyle Cavanaugh/UCLA

California’s coastal wetlands are projected to disappear entirely by the end of the century due to stress from climate change, pollution, and human development. However, a new UCLA study published in Global Change Biology reveals that changes to coastal infrastructure such as reconfiguring bridges and removing levees could help preserve, and even expand, Read more

Los Angeles got four inches of rain last year, making October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 the third driest year on record.

Neil Berg, associate director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Science, and David Neelin, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UCLA, were quoted in an article by laist about rainfall in Los Angeles. In the article, Professor Neelin and Professor Berg explained that climate change will likely cause increasingly volatile weather patterns in future decades, resulting Read more

Harmful algal bloom

Algal blooms, or a sudden increase in algae populations, threaten marine ecosystem health by producing harmful biotoxins and by depleting bodies of water of oxygen. UCLA researchers led by Aydogan Ozcan, the UCLA Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate director of the California Read more