Michael Ross

professor in the Political Science Department and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

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Professor of Political Science at UCLA and author of The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations

Michael Ross on KCRW

President Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan includes major climate change reforms, but it’s lacking support, including from Sen. Joe Manchin.

If Build Back Better dies, what happens to climate legislation?

President Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan includes major climate change reforms, but it’s lacking support, including from Sen. Joe Manchin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With twice the oil and three times the natural gas previously estimated — and plenty of coal -- in just a few years the US could produce more fuel than it burns.

'Energy Independence:' Good News or Bad?

With twice the oil and three times the natural gas previously estimated — and plenty of coal -- in just a few years the US could produce more fuel than it burns.

from To the Point

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After his felony conviction, Donald Trump wants to secure a lot of cash from tech and business sector donors at three fundraisers in California this week.

from KCRW Features

Volunteers spent days cataloging the wildlife around the U.S. southern border during the annual Border BioBlitz to establish the region as a biodiversity hotspot.

from KCRW Features

Metro is gathering comments on six possible options for a rail line over – or tunneled under – the Sepulveda Pass. Some in Bel Air are ready to fight them all.

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KCRW examines the political response to Donald Trump’s guilty verdict. What impact will it have on undecided voters and the public’s faith in the judiciary?

from Left, Right & Center

The last time the United States saw large scale student anti-war protests was in response to the Vietnam War in 1968 and today against the genocide in Gaza.

from Scheer Intelligence

From mountain tops to the underworld, Robert Macfarlane explores the natural world through language, metaphor, and music.

from Life Examined

How do you get through the summer without air conditioning if you hate to sweat? Is toilet paper bad for the environment, and if so, what are you supposed to do about it?

from The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted a strategic plan to build the state’s offshore wind industry. Much of that will happen at the Port of Long Beach.

from KCRW Features

Are Trump’s campaign promises a cause for concern? KCRW also discusses activism in journalism and the role of school vouchers in closing achievement gaps.

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