Projects

assessment of remote airborne monitoring to control sulfur emissions from ocean-going vessels

Assessment of remote airborne monitoring to control sulfur emissions from ocean-going vessels

The  transportation industry depends heavily on petroleum fuels. While stringent legislation and alternative energy sources are slowly driving a departure from oil usage on land, ocean-going vessels (OGVs), or ships, remain heavily dependent on petroleum derived products. Unfortunately, the continued reliance on fossil fuels has human health consequences. Exposure to sulfur-rich emissions from oil combustion...

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Creating a living seed bank for urban restoration in Los Angeles

Home to more than ten million people, the Los Angeles metropolitan area accommodates one of the largest urban populations in the world. The vast majority of its landscape has been converted to freeways, skyscrapers, strip malls, and other development, resulting in the loss of native vegetation and wildlife which provide valuable ecosystem services that maintain...

creating an outdoor laboratory for teaching and undergraduate research at ucla

Creating an outdoor laboratory for teaching and undergraduate research at UCLA

Native flora and fauna have become an increasingly rare sight within heavily urban communities. In cities, both flora and fauna communities frequently show drastically altered species composition, abundance, and richness, among other characteristics. In Los Angeles, one of the densest urban corridors in the United States, Sage Hill is a unique plot of land located in...

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LA 2050

A team of LENS-affiliated faculty and graduate students at UCLA has begun work on a creative film project that explores possible eco-futures for Los Angeles. Led by Professors Ursula K. Heise and Kristy Guevera-Flanagan, the team will write and produce three short animated films set in Los Angeles in 2050. The films will consider how...

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