INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
An intimate glimpse at Arctic wildlife in a year of record ice melt
I joined naturalists to observe wildlife in the Arctic Circle—and learned a surprising fact about Santa’s reindeer
Ted Parson: It’s time to take climate engineering seriously
According to UCLA Law School’s Ted Parson, those measures probably need to include climate engineering—large-scale manipulations of environmental processes to counteract global warming. That’s what he argued in an article titled “Climate policymakers and assessments must get serious about climate engineering,” published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Parson, co-director...
Announcing the 2017 Pritzker Award finalists
Kareiva made the statement in announcing six finalists for the inaugural Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, launched in July with financial support from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. On November 8, one of the them will get $100,000 to take their work further. There were originally supposed to be five finalists, but a...
A Climate Series for the Ages
This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series: a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate. DATES: October 5 – Climate Change Cliff Notes October 19 – Earth and...
Film Screening: Chasing Coral
It reveals the story of a team of photographers, scientists, and other experts who discover and try to capture one of the world’s largest coral bleaching events. It took 3.5 years to make and features over 500 hours of underwater footage with submissions from over thirty countries. Following the screening, the Aquarium will host a...
Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award
“The Emerging Environmental Genius Award is an early investment in our future, giving today’s top young minds the community and financial support that will take their ideas to the next level.” – Tony Pritzker
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.