INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
Climate change puts California’s snowpack under the weather
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides 60 percent of the state’s water via a vast network of dams and reservoirs, has already been diminished by human-induced climate change and if emissions levels aren’t reduced, the snowpack could largely disappear during droughts, according to findings in the study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
And the Environmental Oscar goes to…
Introducing the augural IoES Environmental Oscars—where researchers and other experts rate this year’s Academy Awards best movie nominees on their environmental content.
Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come
The recent crisis at Oroville Dam sheds light on an emerging problem for California's aging water resources infrastructure. Professor Alex Hall's research shows that, as temperatures warm in the Sierra Nevada, climate change could precipitate a deluge that will overwhelm a patchwork network of dams and reservoirs that supply 60 percent of the state's water.
2017 IoES Gala – Innovators for a Healthy Planet
Every year, we honor environmental game-changers at the UCLA IoES Gala. Paul G. Allen races the extinction of elephants and flips common paradigms for ocean and climate health. Toyota leads sustainable transportation and reinvents eco-mobility with vehicles like the Prius and Mirai. These 2017 Gala honorees prove that sustainable innovation can surmount the greatest threats of our time.
Our National Parks at 100: Confronting Change & Committing to Science
Please join us for our 8th public lecture as Dr. Ray Sauvajot, science director for the US National Park Service discusses the NPS on its 100th birthday. Ray will be joined by Dr. David Szymanski in what promises to be an exciting exploration of how the Service uses science to confront and meet the challenges they face in protecting our most important natural resources— our parks.