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UCLA faculty experts advisory: California governor declares drought emergency

Following one of the driest years in California's 154-year history, Gov. Jerry Brown has officially declared a drought emergency and has urged residents and city and state agencies to begin conserving water. He has also ordered the hiring of additional seasonal firefighters. UCLA has an expert.
Glen MacDonald, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is an authority on the environmental effects of drought and climate change in California and throughout the world. Last August, he published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on how California's drought conditions have affected the frequency of wildfires. In September, he spoke to UCLA Magazine about the future of California's water.
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