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.
Climate change still up for debate?
Debate moderators have used immigration, gun control and abortion to contrast the ideological differences of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump. But they avoided climate change—an issue that starkly divides the nominees. In last week’s third and final Clinton/Trump face-off, the issue wasn’t mentioned at all. During the second debate, climate…
Bringing cities together for a greener future
Luckily, they also have Yoram Cohen in common. Cohen is a UCLA professor of chemical engineering who takes a global approach to sustainability. Last year, while participating in a conference on Jerusalem, he was reminded of the two locations’ similarities. “One of the topics we covered was the city’s sustainability challenges,” Cohen said. It made…
Powering energy policy with big data
The Los Angeles County Energy Atlas is an interactive map that combines utility data, census information and details about buildings—their age, size and whether they’re used for residential or commercial purposes. Decision makers are increasingly using the atlas to reduce carbon emissions and energy waste. Stephanie Pincetl, a professor with UCLA’s Institute of the Environment…