INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
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.
A new generation of barriers to California’s public coast
The California Coastal Act promises that the coastline be open to all, but 40 years after its passage, new obstacles have emerged. And they'll take more than new beach paths to overcome.
Arctic oil and environmental legacy in the crosshairs
President Barack Obama's Arctic oil drilling ban and environmental legacy are in President Trump's crosshairs. Obama’s last days in the Oval Office included a flurry of new environmental protections. In his first days the incoming president is busy taking actions to dismantle them. President Barack Obama's environmental legacy and his Arctic oil drilling ban are in the crosshairs of the new president. Obama's last days in the Oval office included a flurry of environmental protections. The first days of the Trump administration efforts are being made to dismantle them.
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...