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Public Health and the Built Environment
A column in the New Jersey Nutley Sun highlights research by Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, focusing on the relationship between community health and the built environment. Jackson is quoted.

Freeway Pollution Stretches Far
An article in this week's Digital Journal about the negative health consequences of living and working close to busy highways cited research led by Suzanne Paulson, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, showing that roughly a quarter of Los Angeles residents are exposed to noxious freeway fumes almost every morning.

Urban Agriculture in L.A.
A KNX-1070 AM story about the growth of urban farming in Los Angeles highlighted research by students and faculty at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and IoES who charted and mapped 1,200-plus urban farms throughout the county in an effort to provide information for policymakers, growers and entrepreneurs. The piece also referenced a conference on sustainable agriculture taking place at UCLA.

L.A. Aqueduct, 100 Years Later
Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was interviewed on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" about the centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and what the city's water supply will look like in the next 100 years. Christensen and Mark Gold, an associate director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, were also interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" about the aqueduct.