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CURes Fellow Featured in Article on Ethics of Owl Management

Dr. William Lynn, CURes Senior Fellow for Ethics and Public Policy, was recently featured in an article in the Yakima Herald entitled: “An ethical dilemma: Is it OK to kill one species to save another?”  This piece is the latest more

EcoVoices Blog: A Question of Scale

EcoVoices is a collaborative institute of the San Gabriel River Discovery Center Authority.  The Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has been a participant in EcoVoices since its inception in September 2012.  This blog post was more

Beyond National Climate Change Goals: Where Cities Fit In

Following the U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit, I had the fortunate experience of delivering remarks about our MC-4 network and “climate action by climate region” to a room of mayors from cities in California and China. My talk was more

Adapting Chile: An Interview with Dr. Sebastian Vicuña, Executive Director of the Global Change Research Center at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The Global Change Research Center was established at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC) in 2008 to address large-scale biophysical, community/ecosystem and socioeconomic transformations impacting the planet. Located in Santiago, it is an important resource for examining and responding to more

Climate Change Effects of a Coal to Gas Switch

The growth in natural gas production in the United States over the past decade has led to a shift in thinking about domestic electricity generation. The sheer volume of economically recoverable natural gas may signal the end of coal’s reign more

Research on the Effects of Hot Temperatures on Health in Catalonia

Writing for the Mediterranean City Climate Change Consortium newsletter seems a very appropriate task while seated just a few meters from the Mediterranean Sea and suffering the heat of a summer with record-breaking temperatures. In this post, I will summarize more

UCLA’s Free Energy Atlas Uncovers L.A. buildings’ Role in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By combining never-before released data from energy utilities with public data, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers created database with an unprecedented look at the energy-use landscape UCLA researchers recently their new L.A. Energy Atlas, a free database that more

Exploration of Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies in the Mediterranean Regions

The pace of climate change and the consequent warming of the Earth’s surface is increasing vulnerability and decreasing adaptive capacity. Adapting successfully depends on the development of technology, institutional organization, financing availability and the exchange of information. Populations living in more

Australia’s war on feral cats: shaky science, missing ethics

Australia’s war on feral cats: shaky science, missing ethics William Lynn, Clark University In July 2015, the Australian government announced a “war on feral cats,“ with the intention of killing over two million felines by 2020. The threat abatement plan more

Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the ethical dimension

William Lynn, Clark University A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for more