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March 16, 1988 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
For UC Irvine chemist F. Sherwood Rowland, Tuesday's report documenting depletion of the ozone layer at both poles represents yet another vindication of his pioneering research. "There are a lot of things happening to the atmosphere," Rowland said in an interview with The Times in 1986, "and almost none of them are good."
May 17, 1986
Two Swiss-born scientists Friday were named winners of the 1986 Tyler Prize for their work to control pollution of lakes in the United States, Switzerland and other parts of the world. Chemist Werner Stumm, the "conscience of the Swiss lakes," and biologist Richard A. Vollenweider, who led the way for reversal of pollution in the Great Lakes, each will receive $75,000 and a gold medallion during a formal dinner ceremony tonight at Chasen's in Los Angeles.
May 1, 1988 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
The role of fashion in society is unquestioned: How many presidents of charitable groups do you know with run-down heels? So it should come as no surprise that this year's crop of Eve winners for the Mannequins of the Assistance League of Southern California is a well-manicured bunch, some couture-oriented, all polished to a sheen. Awards chairman Linda Blackburn announced the Mannequins list of best-dressed for 1988--all with a major tilt to the volunteer scene. They are Marion (Mrs.
March 17, 2008 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Edward D. Goldberg, a marine chemist at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography who studied the effects of ocean pollution, died March 7 at his Encinitas home in northern San Diego County after a long illness, the institute announced. He was 86. A member of the Scripps faculty since 1949, Goldberg helped develop the federally funded Mussel Watch program in the 1970s to measure the levels of contaminants in mussels and other shellfish that concentrate pollutants in their tissue.
May 17, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
There will be tropical breezes and flowers, moonlight and soft Hawaiian chants for members of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) attending the annual meeting at the Kahala Hilton on Oahu this week. Among Angelenos in the islands are Mrs. Stuart Davis, president of the national executive boards, ARCS Foundation Inc.; Mrs. James Goerz, president of the Los Angeles chapter; and Mrs. Thomas F. Grojean, president of Los Angeles ARCS Auxiliary Chapter.
May 24, 1985 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
Biochemist Bruce Ames of the University of California, Berkeley, who developed a test that helps prevent cancer-causing substances from reaching the marketplace, and an international organization dedicated to preserving tropical ecosystems will share the Tyler Prize for 1985, splitting a cash award of $150,000. The prize, regarded as one of the world's top awards for environmental scientists and leaders, will be awarded Saturday night at a banquet at Chasen's restaurant.
Clair C. (Pat) Patterson, a Caltech geochemist who scientifically dated the age of the Earth and discovered lead contamination in modern humans, leading to the Clean Air Act of 1970, has died. He was 73. Patterson, who had taught and done research at Caltech for four decades, died Tuesday at his home in Sea Ranch in Northern California.
February 8, 1989 | JEAN DAVIDSON and SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writers
UC Irvine chemistry Prof. F. Sherwood Rowland has been awarded the internationally prestigious Japan Prize by the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan for his documentation of the destruction of the Earth's ozone layer. The 50-million-yen award in environmental sciences and technology goes to Rowland for his theoretical analysis of the depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer and his prediction of the rate of depletion. At current exchange rates, the prize is worth about $387,600.
February 7, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Willi Dansgaard, a Danish paleoclimatologist who was the first to recognize that the Earth's climatic history was stored in the Greenland ice cap, died Jan. 8 in Copenhagen, according to the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. He was 88. His research, together with that of Claude Lorius of France and Hans Oeschger of Switzerland, revolutionized scientific knowledge of how the temperature and composition of the atmosphere have changed over the last 150,000 years, demonstrating a clear link between carbon dioxide and methane concentrations and global temperatures.
Actress JANE ALEXANDER, who was sworn in this fall as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, and her husband, Ed Sherin, co-executive producer of the New York-based TV series "Law & Order," have sold their Santa Monica condo and are moving to Washington, D.C. Alexander, 54, won a Tony Award in 1969 for her Broadway performance as the white mistress of a black heavyweight champ in "The Great White Hope" and she earned an Oscar nomination for the film version.
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