Moving Science to Action

Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles


q&a with miranda wang, 2018 pritzker genius award winner

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

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...


A Diverse, Practice-Based Education

This innovative, dual-component program offers both breadth and depth through a solid foundation in natural science and a focus on understanding environmental issues across earth, atmospheric, life, and social sciences.


Generating Knowledge & Providing Solutions

We leverage connections and partnerships throughout the UCLA network to focus teams of diverse talents on today’s most urgent problems.

the green bundle: pairing the market with the planet

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

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.


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