Research on 144 countries reveals the opportunities and pitfalls of this fast-growing sector.
Environment + Climate
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.
Environmental law experts Ann Carlson and Cara Horowitz review the long record of benefits achieved by the state’s aggressive anti-pollution rules.
Research by UCLA and others finds that the crayfish disrupt native predators that eat mosquito larvae.
Single-celled coastal coccolithophores appear resilient to high levels of carbon dioxide.
To earn the certificate, students must complete five courses in environmental law and produce a supervised research paper.
UCLA research shows a connection between the loss of trees and furniture bought in the United States.
The bioinformatics approach the team used to uncover the weed killer could potentially be used to find new drugs for antibacterial medicines.