Archive Tag: Mention/Expert Opinion

Yes we can: among the grand challenges that researchers in the US, the UK and elsewhere are being asked to address are cures for cancer and making Los Angeles a sustainable city

A Times Higher Education article written by Rachael Pells featured UCLA’s recently released Report on University-Led Grand Challenges. The article acknowledges the efforts of 20 higher education institutions within the United States and Canada currently pursuing grand challenge programs, and examines strategies and recommendations for leading successful grand challenges detailed in the report. UCLA is the first university to carry out Read more

Little snow has fallen this year on the granite walls above Yosemite Valley, as seen in this recent photo of El Capitan. Photo credit: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

SF Gate recently consulted with UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain (Institute of Environment and Sustainability) for an article about the declining snowpack in Sierra Nevada. Swain has been closely monitoring the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California Read more

Californians have slid back on their water conservation habits since previous mandatory cutbacks became voluntary a year and a half ago.

UCLA associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, Mark Gold recently spoke with KPCC’s A. Martinez on Take Two about whether Californians are ready to make water conservation a way of life and the impacts of that decision. Last year, California Governor Jerry Read more