If the same change were made by all of the U.S., it would account for one-third of the greenhouse gas reduction prescribed in the 2013 President’s Climate Action Plan.
Research on 144 countries reveals the opportunities and pitfalls of this fast-growing sector.
The trend places additional stress on wildlife ecosystems and resources that the approximately 24 million people living in Southern California need to survive.
Toxic pesticides are widely used in California agriculture to control soil pests for strawberry, almond, citrus and other high-value crops.
“This is a pervasive, global problem.... It’s in all types of landscapes — urban, rural and even untouched environments,” says Seth Riley, a co-author of the research.
The UCLA report calls for conservation, policy and infrastructure improvements.
The 24-year-old entrepreneur invented a process that breaks the chemical bonds between plastic molecules, turning material that would otherwise be nonrecyclable into valuable chemicals.
The partnership will enable the city to manage water supplies more sustainably, become more energy efficient and increase use of clean energy.
Without electric grid upgrades, heat-related power outages in L.A. County are guaranteed by midcentury
Without changes being made by 2040, the report found, certain locales would be guaranteed to experience power failures at the hottest times of the year.
The Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies was founded in 2016 to support the creation of media about environmental issues for non-English speakers and people from different cultural backgrounds.
UCLA research shows that swift public action could actually result in more wetlands.
The researchers are already discussing the new device with marine biologists to determine where it would be most useful.
Research by UCLA and others finds that the crayfish disrupt native predators that eat mosquito larvae.
Single-celled coastal coccolithophores appear resilient to high levels of carbon dioxide.
UCLA research shows a connection between the loss of trees and furniture bought in the United States.
The bioinformatics approach the team used to uncover the weed killer could potentially be used to find new drugs for antibacterial medicines.
UCLA researchers recommend strategies for California transportation fuels policy to meet 2030 climate target
Guidance from legal researchers could strengthen California climate policy by helping policymakers further reduce carbon pollution from transport fuels.
Low-income and minority students are particularly affected, and the problem stands to worsen as global temperatures rise, according to public policy researcher Jisung Park.
The donation, which builds on a decade of support from the foundation led by Dan and Rae Emmett, includes $1.8 million and a challenge: The foundation will match one-to-one gifts made by other donors up to $2.5 million.
New UCLA-led research demonstrates the financial benefits of using sources such as groundwater.
An increase in the number and severity of heat waves over the coming years would pose a particular challenge for the species because small-bodied birds dehydrate more quickly.
UCLA-led research shows more than 550 payments for ecosystem services programs are active worldwide with more than $36 billion in annual transactions.
“It will take a lot of work, but 100 percent local water is possible by 2050,” said Mark Gold, one of the authors of the report.
The yearlong partnership provides graduate students with opportunities to create new narratives to engage audiences with research.
Results from the evaluation of 14 estuaries along the Pacific coast of the United States will help to inform policy on conservation of wetlands.