INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
Hi-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
Using satellite and laser detection, a new carbon density map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo empowers global efforts to stem climate change and deforestation.
UCLA helps L.A. pitch greenest Olympics ever
e International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants prospective host cities to provide game plans that ensure all future Olympics and Paralympics are sustainable low-carbon events. For the two cities vying to host the 2024 games, Los Angles and Paris, it may come down to which has the green edge.
UC/Vox video series on climate change is heating up
The program playfully approaches the critical global issue in episodes that are just seven to 10 minutes long. The first two on thinking about climate change and going green have been viewed 1.3 million times, with fresh looks at topics from food waste to nuclear energy yet to come. Today, Climate Lab turns to a...
Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE. Current projections estimate that the global population will surpass nine billion people by 2050 and total food demand will approximately double. Seafood is a major source of protein in many regions, but over 80 percent of the world’s fisheries are depleted or fished beyond capacity. Aquaculture—rearing...
Environmental Science Practicum 2016-2017 Final Presentations
The Practicum partners undergraduate students with businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to conceive and deliver science-based solutions to challenging environmental problems in Southern California and beyond. The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability cordially invites you to join us in supporting the incredible work of our students and the lasting effect their research can have...
Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada
Using an innovative technique to produce high-resolution future climate projections, our team is answering key questions about the fate of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical natural resource that not only supports an iconic ecosystem but also provides freshwater to millions of Californians.