Alan Barreca

Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment

Professor at UCLA Institute of the Environment

Alan Barreca on KCRW

Extreme heat is causing preterm pregnancies and even infant death in some cases.

Why extreme heat can hurt expectant moms, prompt early pregnancy and infant death

Extreme heat is causing preterm pregnancies and even infant death in some cases.

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Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

In Our Backyard No. 3: Heat is the deadliest aspect of climate change. It’s turning some underserved LA neighborhoods red hot

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

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