L.A. Neighborhoods Designated as 'Promise Zone'
KPCC-89.3 FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, about a White House program to fight poverty that has designated part of Los Angeles as one of five Promise Zones.
L.A.'s Hotter, Drier Future
An article in the Los Angeles Times about the potential effects of global warming on Southern California cited research 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 temperatures in the Los Angeles region will rise 4 to 5 degrees and that snowfall on local mountains will drop 30 to 40 percent by mid-century.
Shining 'Green' Light on Hollywood
A piece that aired on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" about a company that supplies environmentally friendly lighting for film and TV productions referenced a 2006 study by researchers at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability showing that the film and TV industry is a major generator of pollution in Southern California.