Taking on Water

UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Hammer Museum partner to present a year-long series of public programs about water

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Suburbanites Accidentally Go Green

By Tetra Balestri, Student Contributor


UCLA-led study shows how rivers of meltwater on Greenland’s ice sheet contribute to rising sea levels

Research will help improve understanding of global warming’s impact



More important than money? Environmental health benefits inspire people to cut back on electricity

Telling people how much pollution they could prevent is more likely to reduce power use than touting cost savings



How solar power and electric cars could make suburban living awesome again

By Chris Mooney Originally published by the Washington Post The suburbs have had it rough in the last few years. The 2008-2009 economic collapse led to waves of foreclosures in suburbia, as home prices plummeted. More recently, census data suggest that Americans are actually shifting back closer to city centers, often giving up on the dream...



UCLA faculty voice: Keeping John Muir’s legacy alive in the 21st century

Today that means thriving urban wilderness areas and redefining conservation for California’s changing



UCLA researchers project Southern California rainfall levels through end of century

Models show more precipitation will be rain instead of snow, which would increase flood risk and limit chance to capture water



Climate Change Impacts on Precipitation: an Interview with David Neelin

David Neelin is a Professor in UCLA’s Atmospheric Sciences who works on climate modeling, including precipitation predictions in the face of climate change. Dr. Neelin’s work has contributed to understanding and predictability of many aspects of natural climate variation such as El Niño and its impacts on precipitation. His group often uses interdisciplinary tools adapted...



Forecast: L.A.’s Green Infrastructure Will Come from an Integrated Approach

On December 10, the UCLA Anderson Forecast quarterly economic outlook presents Parched Lawns, Severe Congestion, and Flickering Lights: Rebuilding, Reinventing, and Reimagining California’s Infrastructure. A panel of experts from UCLA, local nonprofits, industry, and state and city public offices has been invited to discuss the critical investments and resource preservation that California requires for a prosperous...



Scientists stress conservation of water in midst of drought

By Miriam Hernandez Originally posted by Eyewitness News ABC7 Los Angeles  LOS ANGELES (KABC) — This year, rain levels are one-fourth of normal. According to projections by JPL, you will see some storms this winter, but not the big soakers. “The great wet hope, El Nino, looks like it’s off the table,” said JPL climatologist...



UCLA La Kretz Center ecologists act to save endangered wildlife affected by the extended drought

Dehydrated, emaciated, and stressed, Southwestern Pond Turtles sedentary on the shore of Elizabeth Lake didn’t move, or even try to flee when approached by biologists. This unheard of behavior suggested they were in really bad shape. Considered a Species of Special Concern, with populations south of Santa Barbara in severe decline for decades, the UCLA...



Center for Tropical Research November 2014 Newsletter

This edition of the Center for Tropical Research Newsletter includes the following feature articles as well as center updates and workshop reports: Senior Research Fellow Tim Bonebrake recounts a personal journey of studying butterflies and what they have to teach us. Graduate student Rachel Johnston describes exciting new research on identifying the genes important in bird...