Archive Tag: Research

A UCLA team led by Guarav Sant, professor of civil and environmental engineering, received top of the fold font page coverage in LA Times regarding their quest to win. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize is an international competition based on the concept of taking carbon dioxide emissions from industrial facilities and turning them into something practical and profitable. The winning team will receive a $7.5 million prize.

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Drinking water quality findings from the 2019 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County Water were featured in a Cronkite News/Arizona PBS story about lead contamination in California public schools and communities. Lead can leak into drinking water from old pipes and infrastructure, and there is no state requirement for testing drinking water at the tap in homes.

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A New York Times article about the City of Los Angeles’ efforts to increase shade in underserved neighborhoods referenced a Alex Hall et al.’s 2015 study on climate modeling published in the Journal of Climate which found that the number of days in Downtown L.A. when temperatures top 95 degrees could nearly triple by 2050.

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