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Glen MacDonald
MacDonald, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a professor of geography and of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in an Arizona Daily Star article about global warming and the recent increase in wildfires in the southwestern U.S.

Dr. Richard Jackson
Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Contra Costa Times column about global warming.

Daniel Jacobs
Jacobs, a visiting scholar at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was quoted in an article in Britain's Guardian about compensation claims stemming from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010.

Climate Change and Health
The Contra Costa Times reported on research by Dr. Richard Jackson, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, linking climate change to potentially adverse public health outcomes. Jackson was quoted.

The World in 2050
A column in the June 28 issue of Maclean’s about the benefits of living in Canada cited research by Laurence C. Smith, UCLA professor of geography, suggesting that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.

Improving Sanitation in Fiji
The Fiji Times reported that a team of UCLA doctoral students led by Eric Hoek, professor of civil and environmental engineering at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has arrived on a volunteer mission to improve water and wastewater treatment in the island nation. Hoek was quoted.

Dr. Beate Ritz
Ritz, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Reuters article about research examining whether warm weather is linked to birth defects of the heart.

Rajit Gadh
Smart Grid Energy Research Center Director and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Gadh is identified as a renowed faculty member in a UCLA brochure for prospective students.