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Alex Hall, associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, were interviewed Feb. 19 on "SoCal Connected" about climate change and adapting to rising temperatures. The two were featured Friday in a New York Times blog and video on the subject.

KCET's "SoCal Connected" on Feb. 19 highlighted a study led by Alex Hall, associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, predicting that climate change will cause temperatures in the Los Angeles region to rise by an average of 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the middle of this century.

The Topanga Messenger reported on the opening of UCLA's new La Kretz Center Field Station in the Santa Monica Mountains, which provides a new headquarters and center of operations for the university's La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science. Brad Shaffer, a professor with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was quoted.

Two Discover blogs (1 | 2) on Thursday highlighted a course taught by Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor in the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, called "Environmental Journalism, Science Communications, and New Media."

Ann Carlson, professor of law and faculty director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, was interviewed Saturday on Public Radio International's "Living on Earth" about President Obama's policy proposals for dealing with climate change.

Peter Sinsheimer, executive director of the UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, was quoted Monday in a New York Times article about the connection between the growing popularity of “organic” dry cleaners and neighborhood gentrification.

Rajit Gadh, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center, was quoted in a Technology Review article about China’s testing of a small smart-grid electrical system.

The Huffington Post highlighted a report prepared by a National Academy of Sciences panel chaired by Albert Carnesale, UCLA chancellor emeritus and a professor of public policy and of mechanical and aerospace engineering, that criticizes the White House and Congress for not giving more direction to NASA. Carnesale was quoted.