INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
Passion for environmental justice fuels urban oil drilling study
A UCLA student-led survey uncovered stark disparities in public health outcomes for L.A. neighborhoods with oil and gas drilling.
Antibiotic resistant genes lurk in city parks
Overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs that resist even powerful last-line-of-defense antibiotics. UCLA researchers have learned that antibiotic resistant genes are everywhere, including places people are encouraged to go for fun—parks.
Hi-tech rainforest map brings climate and conservation efforts into sharp relief
Using satellite and laser detection, a new carbon density map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo empowers global efforts to stem climate change and deforestation.
Research Talk: California’s Climate Future
When it comes to water, the Sierra Nevada has always been a feast-or-famine environment. As global temperatures climb with human emissions of greenhouse gases, how will this change? What is the future of the Sierra Nevada, and what does it mean for us?
Environmental Science Practicum 2016-2017 Final Presentations
The Practicum partners undergraduate students with businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to conceive and deliver science-based solutions to challenging environmental problems in Southern California and beyond. The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability cordially invites you to join us in supporting the incredible work of our students and the lasting effect their research can have...
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.