A UCLA-led research team used big data analysis and new levels of precision to study three decades of data. The new tool could be useful for studying other regions.
Lee Cooper writes about how UCLA’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge will leverage the university’s students to make Los Angeles energy and water independent.
As part of the United Nations World Water Day on March 22, UCLA will take part in Tuesday’s White House Water Summit that aims to raise awareness of water challenges in the United States.
More than 1 in 9 people around the world do not have access to safe, clean drinking water, and the problem is expected to worsen due in part to climate change.
The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge’s first competitive research grants will go to 11 projects, ranging from developing lightweight solar panels that double as batteries to studying the costs of algae-based biofuels.
Mark Gold writes that we’re going to lose tens of billions of gallons of water to runoff because Los Angeles’ infrastructure is not designed to capture and store rainfall.
There are more than 100 research projects that will help conserve, invent and incentivize the county to fully renewable energy, 100 percent local water and a healthier ecosystem.
The plan is a key step in UCLA’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, which aims to move the county to 100 percent renewable energy, 100 percent local water and enhanced ecosystem health by 2050.
Global climate models vary in how much they show rain and other precipitation changing due to climate change. UCLA researchers discovered a way to reduce these differences by 35 percent.
The study, by researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute, could be an important step in the effort to satisfy the world’s need for clean water.
If you let your lawn to die this summer to save water, fall's the time to replace it with water-wise landscape plants, say UC landscape specialists.
The UCLA Earth scientist and collaborators will create a complex west-coast model to explore solutions for this growing threat to marine life.
The particles are used in a wide range of consumer products for their ability to kill bacteria. But that benefit might be coming at a cost to the environment.
A “Thinking L.A.” event, jointly sponsored by UCLA and Zocálo at the RAND Corporation Tuesday evening, explored the roots of the fervor surrounding fracking in California.
The Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability present “The Next Wave: Quality, Quantity and Accessibility of Water in the 21st Century."
UCLA Anderson lecturer Paul Habibi says creating an enhanced infrastructure financing district can promote development that spurs economic growth, protects the environment and ensures affordable housing.
At a "Thinking L.A." event co-hosted by UCLA and Zócalo, four panelists discussed the importance and difficulty of implementing desalination plants, water-recycling facilities and other tools to help California make better use of its water resources.
Mark Gold writes in the L.A. Times that to meet the mayor’s goal of reducing imported water by 50 percent by 2025, we must all pay more to upgrade infrastructure and invest in new projects.
Researchers at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability recommend that state officials adopt best practices for monitoring leaks and measuring water loss.
Researchers from UCLA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the subsurface waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Switching the IM Field to artificial turf saved UCLA nearly $700,000 through the DWP’s commercial rebate program, similar to the rebate program for homeowners who replace their lawns.
Glen MacDonald writes that rising temperatures, groundwater depletion and a shrinking Colorado River mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt.
The new artificial turf on the intramural field and other places combined with drought-tolerant landscaping from five large projects, could save 11.3 million gallons annually.
UCLA report shows 75 percent of Los Angeles County water systems vulnerable to drought, other challenges
Innovative maps in the new “Water Atlas” compiled by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation show which communities face what types of threats.
Despite progress, dirty air and water are just the beginning of the region's environmental troubles. The findings, which are believed to be the most comprehensive environmental report card for any region in the nation, show the county needs tutoring to bring up its grades.