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Plastic Waste Devastating Oceans
Colorado’s Summit County Citizens Voice reports on a brief by researchers from the UCLA School of Law's Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment and UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability recommending local and global policies for tackling the crisis of plastic litter in the world's oceans. Mark Gold, an associate director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Cara Horowitz, executive director of the Emmett Center, are quoted.

Dr. Richard Jackson
Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was cited in a Dallas Morning News article about the effects of long commutes on physical health. 

Unraveling the Sound of Horror
An article in the Irish Metro Herald about scary music highlights research by Daniel Blumstein, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Greg Bryant, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies, concluding that horror-film soundtracks tend to use non-linear vocalizations, similar to the distress cries animals use, to heighten tension.

Climate Change in the Arctic
Thomson Reuters featured an op-ed co-authored by Laurence C. Smith, professor of geography and chair of the UCLA Department of Geography, outlining what might be done to mitigate the negative impacts of global warming on the Arctic.

Dr. Richard Jackson
Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is quoted in a New York Times blog article about members of Generation Y preferring neighborhoods that require more walking and less driving.

Politics of Food
Allison Carruth, assistant professor of English and a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, was interviewed on Ohio’s WTVN-610 AM about the politics of food in society and literature.

Economics Will 'Green' China
The Chicago Tribune reported on a prediction by Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, that economic developments in China will spur coastal cities to reduce pollution and become more "green."

Regulating Climate-Altering Research
Edward Parson, professor of law and faculty co-director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" about the lack of an international regulatory framework that would allow research on geoengineering — large-scale efforts to temper or reverse the effects of climate change — to move forward.

Advanced Technologies for Electric Vehicle Charging
SNNLive interviewed UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center Director and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh.

Wi-Fi: Past, Present and Future
Rajit Gadh, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center, was interviewed by the Huffington Post about the origin of wireless technology, how it works and where it is headed.