Mary Nichols: A lifetime in search of clean air

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board and a UCLA faculty member, is a fierce fighter for the environment. She has championed a difficult cause without succumbing to bitterness or wallowing in the polarization that has crippled Sacramento and Washington.

Everything you ever wanted to know about fracking

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.

July 14: Oceans of plastic pollution

Join experts for a panel discussion of the impact of plastic pollution, one of the most significant environmental problems facing our oceans, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 at the UCLA Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater.

UCLA scientist makes an impact on public health

A national leader in identifying dangerous chemical exposures and then applying the findings toward regulations to protect health, John Froines has spent his career pursuing both.

UCLA projects to improve L.A. by 2050 vie for online votes

Six proposals led primarily by UCLA units are vying with 261 others for grant funding by the Goldhirsh Foundation, which is hoping to jump-start projects that will make L.A. the best place to play, to connect, to live, create and learn by 2050.

China’s pollution challenge

Alex Wang and Benjamin van Rooj explore the consequences and goals of China's new environmental protection law in an op-ed in the New York Times.
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