The Rapanui people most likely believed the ancient monoliths helped food grow on the Polynesian island, a new study reveals.
A UCLA study finds that even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city is detrimental to one's health.
The initiative addresses inequalities faced by the disadvantaged communities that have suffered disproportionately from the health effects of pollution.
A UCLA study reveals how the United States can maximize the benefits of waste-derived fuels.
Making air quality information accessible by mobile app educates and promotes behavioral change, a UCLA study finds.
The California Climate Expedition — led by climate scientist Alex Hall — grants riders the chance to experience climate change impacts from Oakland to Los Angeles.
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.
Teachers receive free directions, lesson plans and instructional videos for experiments on climate, oceans and atmosphere.
The UCLA report calls for conservation, policy and infrastructure improvements.
UCLA research shows that swift public action could actually result in more wetlands.
Valeree Catangay works to inspire and empower communities that disproportionately feel the effects of environmental degradation.
Summer of 2018 included the hottest temperature recorded on the Westwood campus: 111 degrees.
Research by UCLA and others finds that the crayfish disrupt native predators that eat mosquito larvae.
A UCLA study projects that as temperatures rise, and the number and severity of heat waves increases, getting pregnant may become harder than ever.
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.
New UCLA-led research demonstrates the financial benefits of using sources such as groundwater.
Researchers at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability predict the state will experience dramatic shifts between extreme dry and extreme wet weather by end of 21st century.
“It’s critical to educate the next generation of scientists to understand how and why our climate is changing, and what measures must be taken to adapt,” said professor Alex Hall.
Results from the evaluation of 14 estuaries along the Pacific coast of the United States will help to inform policy on conservation of wetlands.
The hardy marine invertebrates survive a bleaching process but their growth is slowed, a UCLA study conducted off the coast of American Samoa has found.
UCLA biologists' research focusing on the yellow warbler looks at species’ challenges and their capacity to adapt.
Volunteers analyze photos from NASA’s Landsat program to locate the coastal ecosystems in oceans around the world.
To understand how weather patterns behaved centuries ago, the researchers examined the rings of trees such as limber pines and bristlecone pines, the oldest living organisms on Earth.
UCLA researchers predicted what the timing of snow and rainwater runoff in the Sierra Nevada could look like by the end of the 21st century.