INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
River in the sky to hit northern California with major precipitation
A subtropical mega storm will bring much needed precipitation to California this weekend. However, its warm temperatures and rain could melt Sierra Nevada snow pack and cause flooding.
Our environmental future under the Trump administration
These pleas for support stress the urgency of donating now—immediately—before the great ship of Mother Earth sinks. The money they request, of course, is intended to build a war chest to battle what many believe will be President-elect Donald Trump’s assault on the environment. The requests inevitably make full use of the scariest possible quotes...
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.
Oppenheim Lecture: California’s Climate Future
Over the past few years, Californians have seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack, including historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You’ve probably wondered, “If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?” UCLA...