Projects

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Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region

The most comprehensive study of climate change in LA to date, the Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region Project was conducted by Center for Climate Science Faculty Director Alex Hall and his research group between 2010 and 2015. Dr. Hall and his team developed a novel method for bringing global climate model projections to high spatial resolution, creating neighborhood-by-neighborhood projections of future climate over the greater Los Angeles region under different scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions.

Ecological and Environmental Effects of Turf Replacement in Southern California

Pilot Study of the Ecological and Environmental Effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program Study Objectives The principal objectives of this study are to identify and, to the extent possible, to quantity the ecological and environmental effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program, as implemented between 2009 and 2015, on participant’s landscapes, neighborhoods and the Los Angeles...

Ecology and the Net

“Ecology and the Net” is a digital archive project led by Allison Carruth that bridges two distinct paradigms of the Anthropocene: one focused on technological innovation and the other on environmental crisis. It connects to Professor Carruth’s book project “Digital Utopias, Network Ecologies.” The archive aims, first, to showcase diverse uses of digital media and...

LARC – The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

Mission The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is a membership organization, fostering a network of local and regional decision-makers in the Los Angeles County region to perform climate mitigation and adaptation work, using cutting edge research on local climate impacts and information management systems. LARC’s mission is to ensure a sustainable...

Hermosa Beach Carbon Neutral Scoping Plan

As part of a broader effort to become a more livable, sustainable beach city, in 2010, the City of Hermosa Beach City Council set a goal achieving “carbon neutrality” for all city operations.  The UCLA Environmental Science Practicum worked with the City not only to define what carbon neutrality would mean for Hermosa Beach, but...

Environmental Storytelling Collaboration with KCET

LENS is collaborating with KCET, Southern California’s independent public TV and digital media company, to produce immersive stories that bring new voices and new ideas into environmental reporting and that bring our faculty and student research into conversation with diverse public audiences. In our pilot year (2017-2018), the project will focus on California as a...