Scientists and a robot named MaRTy tested the city’s new Cool Streets program and made a surprising discovery.
Environment + Climate
Achieving net-zero emissions in California by 2050 can prevent thousands of deaths annually, researchers say.
The team proposed a redesign of certain elements of a Los Angeles elementary school to improve its environmental sustainability.
The online atlas supports efforts to better understand the region’s habitats, which could influence global conservation efforts.
Predictive models have grossly underestimated the amount of climate-changing coarse dust, UCLA scientists say.
Many forested areas used by insurgents for camouflage and cover were later decimated by illegal industries.
The study looked at tactics that will not fully solve climate change but could mitigate the damage while longer-term solutions are implemented.
UCLA-led study shows how drought affects native amphibians, harbingers of what’s to come.
The findings could help inform decision-making for future infrastructure and construction plans near Los Angeles beaches.
UCLA atmospheric dust specialist Gregory Okin was part of a national panel that produced a study on the initiative’s progress.
Aradhna Tripati, founder of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA, and her dedication to inclusion have inspired donors’ support.
Lawyers, scholars and activists will examine how human rights laws can be used to seek redress for the harm caused by climate change.
UCLA research explores how shell-forming marine species respond to acidification.
The move could drive regional change and would make UCLA one of the largest universities in the U.S. to take action.
The key is a new catalyst: copper with a few atoms of the precious metal ruthenium.
The delegation focused on U.S.-China initiatives and issues that affecting island nations that are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels.
UCLA began observing its 100th birthday and delivered new advances in research, health care, the arts, community service and teaching.
Thanks to an advance by UCLA engineers, the two-wing structure could soon be used to make windmills that harvest energy more efficiently.
UCLA hosted the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit as part of an effort to educate the next generation of climate change-aware students.
The Rapanui people most likely believed the ancient monoliths helped food grow on the Polynesian island, a new study reveals.
In this role, Hoek will provide leadership and grow partnerships with faculty and stakeholders to improve ecosystem health in Los Angeles.
The new clinic at UCLA School of Law is one of several options for students interested in environmental law.
From 1969 to 1988, researchers estimated, about 25,000 births per year were affected.
New research casts doubt on the common assumption that plants and animals are adapted to their environments.
A UCLA study finds that even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city is detrimental to one's health.