IoES welcomes 3 new environmental scientists to UCLA
With specialties ranging from environmental economics to atmospheric science, three new hires add legitimate climate change muscle to UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Corporations meet environmental science in revamped program
Businesses can make a major difference for the environment. Becoming more sustainable is something that is increasingly good for the bottom line. Check out a new program that’s looking to sweeten the pot.
Eight scientific visions for a thriving planet
At Earth Now: Earth 2050, UCLA’s top environmental thinkers gave short talks on the paths we must take to have a sustainable planet in decades to come.
Do eco-friendly wines taste better?
Though consumers remain reluctant to spend more on wine from organic grapes, the new study from UCLA researchers shows that in blind taste-tests professional wine reviewers give eco-certified wines higher ratings than regular wines. The study, published today in the Journal of Wine Economics, looked at reviews and scores for more than 74,000 California wines…
Environmental lobbying’s clean little secret
The public perception is that lobbyists fight for lax regulations, saving businesses money by allowing more pollution—often at great cost to public health and natural resources. That’s only one side of the story. Green firms lobby, too. And they’re spending nearly as much as the biggest polluters, according to a recent study from UCLA’s Institute…