INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
On water sustainability, L.A. County earns C+ from UCLA environmental report card
But researchers point to expected funding for stormwater capture and cleanup projects as positive step
Q&A with Miranda Wang, 2018 Pritzker Genius Award winner
Since winning the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award last November, the 25-year-old chemist and the company she co-founded, BioCellection, have been refining a new system that breaks down previously unrecyclable plastic and turns it into useful materials. Their effort coincides with an escalating plastic waste crisis that has governments, nonprofits and businesses scrambling for...
Florida mangroves reveal complex relationship between climate and natural systems
Mangroves are tropical, salt-tolerant trees that grow in the intertidal zone of coastal waters. They don’t tolerate cold weather, particularly extreme freezes, during which they die and get replaced by coastal salt marshes. In the 1980s, a series of freezes caused the most recent major die-off of Floridian mangroves (and citrus crops, which also fare...
Energy Storage Solutions: Enabling the Expansion of Renewable Energy
In recent years, governments and corporations alike have joined in a global movement towards near-term net zero energy commitments. While the vision of a world running on renewable energy has gained traction, it is still unclear how we will actually make this transition a reality. This event will center around some of the practical issues...
The 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony
The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making lasting change in the field of environmental sustainability. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges: Nicolas Berggruen, founder and president of Berggruen Holdings and the Berggruen Institute Shawn Escoffery, executive director...
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.
The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet
Green Bundle The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. The Green Bundle, a new book by Magali Delmas, offers strategies to reach a vast, largely untapped consumer market. Green Bundle Book Site The market for green products has...
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.
Environmental Storytelling Collaboration with KCET
LENS has partnered with KCET, the nation's largest independent public media company to produce engaging, research-driven environmental stories.