Archive Tag: Ecosystem Health

A team of UCLA and University of Southern California (USC) researchers have mapped light pollution conditions at hundreds of locations along the Southern California coast. Their findings will help inform decision-making for future infrastructure and development plans. Light pollution disrupts mating, feeding and sleeping patterns in humans and many species native to Southern California coastlines.

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Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor and journalist-in-residence in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about efforts to revitalize the Ballona wetlands. The state’s restoration plan has fueled a debate within L.A.’s environmental community between eco-engineers and “leave-nature-alone types.”

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