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could the next car you buy be your last?

Review

Could the next car you buy be your last?

Hannah Pipes

For better or worse, car ownership has been as American as apple pie for the past century, but that chapter may soon be coming to a close—particularly in cities—as new technology continues to transform how we get around.



why i march for science

Voices

Why I march for science

Stephanie Pincetl

Stephanie Pincetl is one of the official speakers at Saturday’s March for Science. Here’s why she’s marching.




arctic oil and environmental legacy in the crosshairs

Story

Arctic oil and environmental legacy in the crosshairs

Belinda Waymouth

President Barack Obama’s Arctic oil drilling ban and environmental legacy are in President Trump’s crosshairs. Obama’s last days in the Oval Office included a flurry of new environmental protections. In his first days the incoming president is busy taking actions to dismantle them.
President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy and his Arctic oil drilling ban are in the crosshairs of the new president. Obama’s last days in the Oval office included a flurry of environmental protections. The first days of the Trump administration efforts are being made to dismantle them.


getting a better grip on gas taxes

Story

Getting a better grip on gas taxes

David Colgan

A study of gasoline taxes and subsidies in 157 countries shows global regression, even as a majority of countries made progress. It also offers a benchmark for holding governments accountable in the future.




climate change still up for debate?

Story

Climate change still up for debate?

Belinda Waymouth

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…


college kids: what will their lives be like?

Voices

College kids: What will their lives be like?

Peter Kareiva

I just finished my first year at UCLA, where I got to know eight graduating seniors quite well. I now feel that “youth as our hope” platitudes have merit. That…



bringing cities together for a greener future

Profile

Bringing cities together for a greener future

David Colgan

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…


earth day: then and now

Voices

Earth Day: then and now

Peter Kareiva

The first Earth Day was covered for ten hours by The Today Show in 1970—a time when there was no cable television and network coverage meant a lot more than…



powering energy policy with big data

Story

Powering energy policy with big data

David Colgan

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…


renewable energy ignites debate

Review

Renewable energy ignites debate

David Colgan

In front of a sold out crowd at UCLA, four experts debated the future of energy and the environment at Powering Earth 2050: Is California’s 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable?…


back to school: unlearning nine environmental myths

Voices

Back to school: unlearning nine environmental myths

Peter Kareiva

I have taught these introductory courses for 30 years, and have been consistently surprised by the erroneous certainties students bring to the first environmental science lecture. Rooted not in fact…