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Mark Gold
Gold, an associate director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted in an Associated Press article about new legislation aimed at reducing the amount of plastic bags and bottles that end up in the ocean.

Bus Lines Produce Less Smog Than Cars
The Source reported Monday on UCLA research showing that the Orange Line and Gold Line bus services produce less smog and greenhouse gases than the average auto driven in Los Angeles County. Stephanie Pincetl, director of the UCLA California Center for Sustainable Communities and an adjunct professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Zoe Elizabeth, a project manager with the institute; and Juan Matute, director of the climate change initiative at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, were quoted.

To Predict a Bird’s Song, Head Out to Space
United Academics highlighted a study by Center for Tropical Research Director Tom Smith and colleagues that shows how bird songs vary and demonstrates how combining satellite data with field studies can trace the evolution and variation of any species. The study, published online in Evolutionary Applications, is the first to ever use satellite data to track variation of earth-bound species of animals or plants.

Water Quality at Topanga Beach
The Topanga Messenger highlights research led by Jennifer Jay, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, aimed at identifying the sources of high bacteria levels in the water at Topanga Beach.

Mark Gold
Gold, an associate director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted today in a National Geographic article about efforts by smaller breweries to use less water and recycle wastewater.

Climate Warming in China
A study led by Robert Eagle, UCLA researcher in the department of Earth and space sciences, and Aradhna Tripati, UCLA assistant professor of Earth and space sciences and of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, showing that temperatures in central China are 10 to 14 degrees hotter than 20,000 years ago — an increase greater than many scientists assumed — was highlighted today by China's Xinhua News AgencyRedOrbitClimate ProgressScience Daily and Science 2.0. Eagle and Tripati, who is also a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, were quoted in the coverage.

Ben Zuckerman
Zuckerman, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted in a Space article about the discovery of dead stars some 150 million light-years from Earth that are surrounded by planet debris and rocky materials.