IoES in the News

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4.23.2019

David Colgan for phys.org: Will ocean seafood farming sink or swim? Study evaluates its potential

In a study published in the journal Marine Policy, UCLA researchers report that they have conducted the first country-by-country evaluation of the potential for marine aquaculture under current governance, policy and capital patterns. They discovered a patchwork of opportunities and pitfalls. Peter Kareiva, one of the study’s authors and director of the UCLA Institute of...


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4.22.2019

Deepak Rajagopal in Wall Street Journal: Forget Tide Pods. P&G Bets Water-Free Soap ‘Swatches’ Are the Future.

The amount of water used in the production of soaps and detergents represents a fraction of water consumed in the process of using the products. To substantially reduce water use, P&G would need to work on ways to cut down on how much water is needed to, for instance, do a load of laundry, said...


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4.18.2019

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.


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4.18.2019

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...


Awards

4.17.2019

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...


Awards

4.17.2019

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...


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4.17.2019

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...


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4.16.2019

Monica Smith in Time: Don’t Feel Bad About Getting Take-Out. That’s Been Normal for Thousands of Years

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities that have much in common with ancient urban centers. UCLA’s Monica Smith writes about the history of cities and take out. 


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4.16.2019

Monica Smith on the history of cities

Monica L. Smith is an archaeologist and professor at UCLA. Her fascinating new book, Cities, looks at the 6,000-year-old phenomenon of urbanism. She draws on her fieldwork at archaeological sites worldwide as well as on scholarship and contemporary observation to produce a thought-provoking look at cities. Naturally, we had some questions.


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4.16.2019

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...


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4.12.2019

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. 


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4.10.2019

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...