Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Wet-dry cycle

UCLA: Climate change won't dry up Southern California

Study: Overall rainfall amounts in the Los Angeles region will remain the same in coming decades. GENARO MOLINA/Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Overall rainfall amounts in the Los Angeles region will remain the same in coming decades, according to a new study that examined the effects of a warming climate on Southern California precipitation. The third in a series of UCLA studies on the impact of climate change on Los Angeles, the report is good news for the city’s efforts to develop more local water supplies.

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UC Santa Cruz leads study on climate, ecosystems

UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz researchers have developed an ambitious plan to use the UC Natural Reserve System to detect and forecast the ecological impacts of climate change in California. Their proposal has received $1.9 million in funding, the largest of the new President's Research Catalyst Awards.

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Cloudy water, even if it's safe, affects rural health

UC Davis

Cloudy tap water may have a greater effect for California's rural immigrants than merely leaving behind a bad taste, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. The study is part of the health intervention Niños Sanos, Familia Sana (Healthy Children, Healthy Families) project.

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