At a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown event, experts discussed how much sea level rise we can expect, how we balance public and private concerns, and how we can reduce additional risk.
Environment + Climate
The California Climate Expedition — led by climate scientist Alex Hall — grants riders the chance to experience climate change impacts from Oakland to Los Angeles.
The findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which low genetic diversity could increase the odds of extinction.
UCLA researchers launch open-source software that can identify a broad range of species from samples.
The second season of “Earth Focus” recently launched and will screen May 23 on campus.
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.
Climate change won’t solve itself, but all Bruins can make changes and help UCLA beat the other University of California campuses.
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.
Ecologist Jeff Holmquist explains why there are so many painted lady butterflies in Southern California this year — and why he’s betting on this species despite climate change.
The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science’s inaugural fellows seek to build network of support.
The announcement by Los Angeles officials that the city would recycle 100 percent of its wastewater by 2035 aligns with the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.
“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.
Teams will closely monitor more than 50 burn areas in the Santa Monica Mountains examining effects throughout the food chain.
The UCLA report calls for conservation, policy and infrastructure improvements.
Formed in partnership with the Waitt Foundation, the Blue Prosperity program works with local governments, businesses and communities.
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.
Valeree Catangay works to inspire and empower communities that disproportionately feel the effects of environmental degradation.
The researchers are already discussing the new device with marine biologists to determine where it would be most useful.
Summer of 2018 included the hottest temperature recorded on the Westwood campus: 111 degrees.