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Sailing the Arctic, Thanks to Global Warming
Research by UCLA professor of geography Laurence C. Smith and Scott Stephenson, a doctoral candidate in the UCLA Department of Geography, predicting that global warming will open up new, previously inaccessible shipping routes through the Arctic Ocean by mid-century was featured Wednesday in a Smithsonian magazine article highlighting the 10 most surprising scientific findings since Earth Day 2012.

Freeway Pollution Stretches Far
Eco Earth and Tech Investor reported on research led by Suzanne Paulson, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and a member of UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, showing that roughly a quarter of Los Angeles residents are exposed to noxious freeway fumes almost every morning.

Preserving the Bay Area's History
An Associated Press article published Sunday highlighted a project being led by Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, that is using crowdsourcing to document the San Francisco Bay Area's social and environmental history. Christensen was quoted.

Mapping 'Greenness' of Cities
Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was interviewed on KPCC-89.3 FM about his research aimed at mapping the "green" spaces in America's biggest cities and examining their relation to metropolitan crime, wealth and infrastructure.