Archive Tag: Mention/Expert Opinion

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced this week that 100 percent of the City’s wastewater will be recycled by 2035. The move is a significant step towards reducing the City’s reliance on imported water and represents progress towards the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge’s (SLA GC) goal of transitioning the City to 100 percent local water by 2050.

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Suzanne Paulson, UCLA professor of atmospheric sciences and director of the Center for Clean Air at UCLA, was quoted in a Los Angeles Magazine article explaining why air pollution is still a “thing” in the winter. According to Paulson, “When the ground surface is cold, it cools the air right above it, so then you have a situation where there’s cold air under warm air, and the two don’t naturally mix.” In summer, the air pollution is able to be diluted. The warm air near the ground takes the pollution with it and it isn’t trapped.

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On January 9, 2019, Mark Bayer, Government Relations expert and strategist experienced in the government, corporate and non-profit sectors, interviewed Michelle Popowitz (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director for UCLA Grand Challenges) for his web series When Science Speaks. The series profiles innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields – from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world.

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Neil Berg, associate director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Science, was interviewed during a segment of the KPCC radio show Take Two. In the segment, Professor Berg explains how the recent January rainfall will impact Los Angeles’ water supply, and notes how the rain is, “really wonderful news to replenish some of our reservoirs and our overall water resources for the state.”

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