INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
L.A.’s path to independence from imported water
After a yearlong reprieve, Southern California is again under severe water scarcity conditions: Only 2 1/2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. This time around, could Los Angeles shift its dependence from imported water to local water? A new report by UCLA researchers says the city could, eventually — if...
On the environment, is humanity a victim of its own success?
A recent panel discussion explored society’s capacity to respond to environmental concerns in the modern era.
Rising sea levels put Pacific salt marshes at risk for extinction, study finds
Research will help to inform policy on conservation of wetlands
2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change
honoring Keely Shaye Brosnan Director and Producer of Poisoning Paradise Pierce Brosnan Executive Producer of Poisoning Paradise Van Jones Founder of Green For All & Dream Corps and host committee Courteney Cox Laura Dern Goldie Hawn Felicity Huffman Queen Latifah Lyn & Norman Lear Chloë Grace Moretz Barbra Streisand Amber Valletta Every year, we honor environmental game-changers....
Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise
In a 2016 lecture titled “Let Them Drown,” Naomi Klein called attention to the nexus of climate change, colonial racism and poverty—as Rob Nixon has done in his book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. But Klein shifted the spotlight of these concerns to the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is...
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.