UCLA Takes on 'Grand Challenges'
The Los Angeles Times, Curbed LA and KNX-1070 AM reported on UCLA's major new environmental research project aimed at making Los Angeles a global model for sustainability. The project is the first of UCLA's six Grand Challenges, which seek to address pressing societal issues through multidisciplinary innovations and breakthroughs. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block was quoted in the L.A. Times and Mark Gold, adjunct professor and associate director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was interviewed on KNX.

Life Scientists Discover Origin of Dogs
Research led by Robert Wayne, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, indicating that wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets was highlighted Thursday by the New York Times, NBC News.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, CNN.com, Time, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” China's Xinhua News Service, National Geographic, the Economist, Discover, LiveScience, New Scientist, Discovery News, Science Daily, Phys.org, Newsy, Britain's Independent, Agence France-Presse, the Christian Science Monitor, Nature and the National Science Foundation and today by Fox News, Asian News International, the LA Weekly, the Times of India, United Press International, Smithsonian, Red Orbit, ScienceBlog,  KTTV-Channel 11, KFWB-980 AM, BBC Radio 4 and the Philippines News Agency among other outlets. Wayne was quoted in the coverage.

Plastic Waste Devastating Oceans
An op-ed in the Nov. 6 New Times San Luis Obispo highlighted 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.

How to Clean Up Ocean Plastics Pollution: Actress Amy Smart and UCLA Experts on HuffPost Live
Newest column in the Huffington Post published on Nov. 14.

Make No Little Plans – We need big plans to guide LA toward environmental sustainability. But we need lots of little plans and action too.
Latest editorial in LA Observed posted on Nov. 12.