Environmental justice has been the cornerstone of Luskin School efforts related to the city’s hot weather policies.
The finding is significant because some residents who are most likely to use public transit will face the highest risks for death from heat-related causes.
Undergraduates work in L.A. schools to bolster math learning through innovative research electives.
UCLA researchers found that about 20% of the population visits facilities designated to help residents when temperatures spike.
A UCLA study reports that utility bills increase for each day above 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
The temperatures that baked the Pacific Northwest in 2021 should happen roughly once in 10,000 years.
Special Collections is home to a 70-plus-year-old pamphlet that provides the four-part answer to why you are so much more comfortable in air conditioned surroundings.
With climate change, these dual exposures and related health problems will only increase, say researchers who studied the 2020 fire season.
New research looks at the nexus of climate change, sleep and human immunity.
V. Kelly Turner co-leads UCLA’s Heat Resilient L.A. project, which takes a multi-pronged approach that emphasizes equitable solutions to this dangerous problem.
As temperatures rise, so does the risk of serious illness. UCLA doctors tell you how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
While many municipal climate plans cite extreme heat as a threat, few propose any comprehensive strategy to address it, a UCLA-led analysis shows.
Research produced by those in the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic has influenced proposed legislation.
The trend reflects another consequence of climate change, according to a UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs study.
The researchers will engage with local communities to design cooling structures and choose the best locations to install them.
The unit “will help us build a safer, cleaner and more equitable city and world,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Scientists and a robot named MaRTy tested the city’s new Cool Streets program and made a surprising discovery.
Aaswath Raman engineers new technologies to cool buildings and generate electricity using a little-studied natural phenomenon.
The number of cities across the globe that experience heat waves has increased since the 1970s — as has the frequency of those heat waves — as the heat island effect amplifies global warming.