INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
California needs policies to protect communities moving to renewable energy
Without careful planning, UCLA study finds, shift to green power could cost more and strain the state’s grid
Wildfires should be considered a top threat to survival of species
UCLA ecologist joins worldwide team of experts calling for new approaches to fire management
Extreme rainfall projected to get more severe, frequent with warming
Climate and population changes would expose millions more to severe flooding in continental U.S.
Resiliency: Adapting Sustainability Under Pandemic Conditions
Our lives have changed significantly in the last few months as the COVID-19 pandemic shifted how we work, live, and interact with the world around us. At this event, we will explore how organizations are adapting their sustainability programs under pandemic conditions. Topics of discussion may include whether sustainability priorities have shifted, how sustainability programs...
Technology for Good: Easton Center Innovation Challenge Kickoff
Join Professor Terry Kramer, Easton Center Faculty Director, in a moderated conversation with Eric Hoek and Larry Leisure on these topics. And hear about the formal launch of the Easton Center Innovation Challenge – the innovation prompts, deadlines, prize monies and the content/programming designed to support participating students on their journeys. UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo will provide opening remarks. Dr. Eric Hoek...
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
The Center for Climate Science is 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.