INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
KCET and UCLA launch new season of Earth Focus with Link TV and Thompson Reuters
Four episodes explore environmental politics, youth activism and the New West
Marilyn Raphael takes helm at UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Professor who helped found the institute in the 1990s now in top leadership role
Climate change isn’t a green problem — it’s a white one
News and other media outlets have a responsibility to create a more inclusive narrative to shape environmental policies while elevating the leadership of Indigenous and African American communities
Climate Adaptation Research Symposium
Event Context As global temperatures rise, climate change is causing far-reaching impacts. Communities continue to experience extreme heat waves, destructive wildfires, and devastating floods and storms. Vulnerable and low-income populations feel these impacts the most. Climate change presents an unprecedented threat—however, researchers are making progress to estimate the impacts of climate change on many aspects...
2020 Ag Innovation Showcase
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has yielded versions of scarcity everywhere, and has put a spotlight on long-standing issues. The constraints on the supply chain have severely affected farmers, producers, distributors and consumers. The inability of farmers to get their products to market has resulted in a crisis of waste, with hundreds of thousands of animals...
The program pairs teams of five to seven students with a faculty member or other environmental expert. Then it connects them with clients ranging from the Natural Resources Defense Council to Taylor Guitars.
Novel approaches and policies for sustainable transportation
By 2050, the phrase “the motor of the economy” might be more apt than “the engine of the economy.” For now, however, the conventional wisdom on electric vehicles is that batteries are costly, people worry about running out of charge during occasional long trips, and that they are naturally impractical for regular heavy users such...
California Ecosystem Futures: The Future of California Drought, Fire, and Forest Dieback
In this project, we at the Center for Climate Science are using climate, vegetation, and fire observations and models to answer critical questions for California's future: Under climate change, what will happen to forests? How will fire risk change? How will climate, forest, and fire changes interact with and exacerbate one another — and what can we do to prepare?
Bird Genoscape Project
The Center for Tropical Research recently launched the Bird Genoscape Project, an effort to map the population-specific migratory routes of 100 species of migratory songbirds by harnessing the power of genomics.