Dust from as far away as Saudi Arabia is carried by winds to the Himalayan snowpack, where it accelerates glacial warming and snowmelt, scientists say.
Environment + Climate
UCLA’s Eric Fournier explains why the state’s infrastructure isn’t well suited for such extreme conditions — and what improvements are needed.
Working with Los Angeles public television station KCET, the UCLA group seeks to show paths toward sustainability.
The unit “will help us build a safer, cleaner and more equitable city and world,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Professor of geography and expert in climate change and atmospheric dynamics around Antartica helped found the institute in the 1990s.
UCLA’s Bonny Bentzin offers encouragement for those who, thanks to the pandemic, see the word “reusable” and think “infected.”
The method saves time and money and doesn't require sacrificing endangered animals. All that’s needed is a few ounces of water from their habitat.
A UCLA study finds that continued climate change will deliver a dangerous one-two punch for state’s water managers.
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation report shows that outreach is effective in connecting programs with lower-income residents.
A UCLA study has found that women exposed to high levels of airplane exhaust near LAX are 14% more likely to give birth prematurely.
Researchers at UCLA and USC found exposure to gas burnoff at oil and gas production sites is associated with a 50% greater risk for preterm births.
Researchers receive Department of Energy grant to transform carbon dioxide into construction materials
CO2Concrete, developed by UCLA engineers, is made in part from emissions captured from power plants and other sources.
Two UCLA studies of ocean mollusks shed light on how new species may emerge through a phenomenon known as host-switching.
Affluent neighborhoods use more energy and reap greater benefits from government incentive programs, a new UCLA study shows.
If carbon emissions aren’t curbed in the next few years, researchers say, severe autumn fires will build in frequency and intensity.
Scientists and a robot named MaRTy tested the city’s new Cool Streets program and made a surprising discovery.
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.