L.A.’s dry air is a seldom-discussed threat to public health

Alan Barreca

You’d be wrong. I moved to L.A. from New Orleans in August. There are plenty of differences between the two places, from food to politics. And people in New Orleans have a special glow about them. Some might suggest it’s their legendary zest for life, but it probably has more to do with the humidity—they…



Antibiotic resistant genes lurk in city parks

Belinda Waymouth

Overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs that resist even powerful last-line-of-defense antibiotics. UCLA researchers have learned that antibiotic resistant genes are everywhere, including places people are encouraged to go for fun—parks.



UCLA helps L.A. pitch greenest Olympics ever

Belinda Waymouth

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants prospective host cities to provide game plans that ensure all future Olympics and Paralympics are sustainable low-carbon events. For the two cities vying to host the 2024 games, Los Angles and Paris, it may come down to which has the green edge.