IoES in the News
Yoram Cohen in Daily Bruin: What causes the different tastes in types of drinking water?
Yoram Cohen, a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor, said water may also taste different if it has been contaminated with other substances. For example, if water has a high content of sodium chloride, also known as table salt, it would be easily detectable by taste.
Gregory Okin in Vox: I don’t eat meat. Should my dog?
Should a dog be vegan? There are compelling reasons to say yes. The environment, for one: American dogs and cats eat roughly a quarter of the animal-derived calories consumed in the US each year, according to UCLA geographer Gregory Okin. By his calculations, our pets’ current diets are responsible for as much as 64 million...
Noam Rosenthal Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge finalist
UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability PhD student Noam Rosenthal and Anderson students Hadley Stork and Jonathan Tenenbaum were selected as finalists to compete in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. The team was selected as one of 12 finalists from 109 submissions worldwide to present their project in Hong Kong on April 12, 2019. The...
Tanner Waters awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
First generation college student, Tanner Waters, was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award provides three years of support to graduate researchers. Growing up 15 minutes from the beach in Florida, Tanner has always loved the ocean. Tanner is a first year PhD student working with Dr. Rob Eagle to see...
Tom Smith in Ecology and Evolution: Remembering Africa’s Congo Basin on Earth Day
Thomas B. Smith, is a professor in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is Co- Director of the Congo Basin Institute and is Director of UCLA’s Center for Tropical Research. In this article, Smith writes about the importance of...
Alan Barreca in mindbodygreen: The Crazy Reason Climate Change May Contribute To Infertility
A 2018 study analyzing 80 years of U.S. birth data found that high temperatures have a significant negative effect on fertility and birth rates in humans, too. While August and September—nine months after the coldest part of the year—are two of the busiest months for births in the U.S., the conception trend goes the opposite...
Congo Basin Institute in BBC: How to save the ebony tree
Taylor Guitar and UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute are trying to save the ebony tree in Cameroon. This BBC video talks about the ebony project and how Taylor Guitars is investing in the future of ebony trees.
Yifang Zhu in LA Magazine: Sorry, Plant Ladies. Your Ferns and Philodendra Aren’t Purifying the Air
Cars clog the freeways day and night, causing a grayish-brown haze that can be seen for miles. But the dirty air doesn’t stop there. According to Yifang Zhu, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, when outdoor air quality is bad, chances are, the air quality...
Ann Carlson in NY Times: Climate Change Could Destroy His Home in Peru. So He Sued an Energy Company in Germany.
Ann Carlson, faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at U.C.L.A. School of Law, says that lawsuits linking fossil-fuel companies to the climate impacts of their products could set significant legal precedents. “If one of these cases succeeds,” she says, “even if all the others are dismissed, that’s a really...
Ann Carlson in Roll Call: An overeager legal strategy may endanger Trump’s energy goals
In August, Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, noted that the administration had lost four high profile environmental cases in the previous eight days. That spate, which included defeats over the Keystone XL pipeline, a toxic pesticide, water regulations and safety rules for chemical plants, followed a slew...
Study Says California Farmworkers Need Better Pesticide Protection
A study out of UCLA finds counties not taking many steps to exercise their responsibilities under the state law. Lead author of the study and UCLA professor Timothy Malloy spoke with Jefferson Public Radio about the study.
Mark Gold on KPCC’s Take Two: Water Infrastructure
Mark Gold is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. He spoke with KPCC about water infrastructure. The super bloom already says it’s spring, but next week’s weather is going to feel a whole lot more like summer. Temperatures are expected to hit the high 80s. And when that happens, a lot...