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Sailing the Arctic, Thanks to Global Warming
Scott Stephenson, a doctoral candidate in the UCLA Department of Geography, was interviewed on San Francisco’s KCBS-740 AM about his research with Department of Geography Professor and IoES Affiliate Laurence C. Smith predicting that global warming will open up new, previously inaccessible shipping routes through the Arctic Ocean by mid-century.

Toxicity at the Dry Cleaners
Peter Sinsheimer, an academic administrator in environmental health sciences department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and executive director of the UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, was interviewed on Atlanta’s WAGA-Channel 5 about toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning and cleaners that claim to use non-toxic and environmentally friendly techniques.

Laurence C. Smith
Smith, professor of geography and chair of the UCLA Department of Geography, was quoted in a New Scientist article on research showing that storms that stir up the ocean increase the release of methane from the sea bed in the Arctic, potentially accelerating global warming.

Travis Longcore
Longcore, adjunct associate professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about environmental protests over a planned gated community in the Santa Susana Mountains.

Rajit Gadh
Clean Technica reported on a smart grid panel discussion on smart meters, EMFs, vehicle-to-grids and more with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES professor.