Center for Tropical Research celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

Kaitlyn DeShon

Since its founding in 1997, the center has made important environmental discoveries in more than 45 countries on four continents, publishing more than 300 academic articles. Its work ranges from studying the ecology and conservation of migratory bird populations in North, Central and South America to how biodiversity in generated and maintained in the rainforests…



Science in a hostile environment: Q&A with Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists president

David Colgan

This Thursday, January 25, UCLA Law School’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment continues that exploration, hosting a free, public discussion at Fowler Museum on holding fossil fuel companies accountable in California. Closing remarks will be delivered by Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists.



Has climate change made wildfire terrorism a serious threat?

Holly Buck

The whole hillside, dotted with red California fuchsia, was clearly ready to burn. Anyone could walk up one of the many roads and trails in these parched hills and strike a match.  Wildfire-friendly conditions are expected to increase with climate change, and yet wildfire terrorism is seldom discussed. Perhaps that’s due to fear of giving…