Archive Tag: Economy

Spreading grounds, like the one in Pacoima, are one of the cheapest ways to replenish LA basins and increase local water supplies, the study found.
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UCLA Newsroom featured a story about new research findings published in Nature Sustainability. The study shows that having Los Angeles operating on 100 percent local water makes economic sense. Authors on the study include: Read more

 

Magali Sanchez Hall and her family have lived in this neighborhood in Wilmington for 20 years. Sanchez Hall stands on Sanford Avenue in front of New Hope Baptist Church and a shipping container storage yard near her home on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2017.
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California’s cap and trade system, a market-based law that allows companies to buy and trade pollution allowances by decreasing their carbon emissions, may be disproportionately polluting communities of color. Ann Carlson, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, says that worsened air quality in low-income Read more

Tourists explore the rocky shoreline of Pacific Grove, a small town located on Monterey Bay.
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Jon Christensen of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability recently co-authored a report about shoreline access in California with researchers from San Francisco State. The findings of the study indicate that economic factors pose a significant barrier to beach access for Californians, many of whom are discouraged from making the trip by costs associated with travel, Read more