Formed in partnership with the Waitt Foundation, the Blue Prosperity program works with local governments, businesses and communities.
Environment + Climate
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.
In this Q&A about her new book, UCLA’s Magali Delmas discusses how the human urge to consume can be harnessed to help the planet.
A UCLA study projects that as temperatures rise, and the number and severity of heat waves increases, getting pregnant may become harder than ever.
UCLA researchers found that a smog test and vehicle repair program has shown benefits to residents in central California’s San Joaquin Valley.
UCLA researchers recommend strategies for California transportation fuels policy to meet 2030 climate target
Guidance from legal researchers could strengthen California climate policy by helping policymakers further reduce carbon pollution from transport fuels.
Ursula Heise writes about the benefit of Los Angeles becoming a habitat for the endangered, though non-native, green-cheeked Amazon parrot.
Low-income and minority students are particularly affected, and the problem stands to worsen as global temperatures rise, according to public policy researcher Jisung Park.
The donation, which builds on a decade of support from the foundation led by Dan and Rae Emmett, includes $1.8 million and a challenge: The foundation will match one-to-one gifts made by other donors up to $2.5 million.
New UCLA-led research demonstrates the financial benefits of using sources such as groundwater.
An increase in the number and severity of heat waves over the coming years would pose a particular challenge for the species because small-bodied birds dehydrate more quickly.
Researchers at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability predict the state will experience dramatic shifts between extreme dry and extreme wet weather by end of 21st century.