Topical Tag: Air Quality

The Magazine

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

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...

Getting a better grip on gas taxes

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.

Events

People

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Atmospheric scientist Pablo Saide.

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Qinghai Guo

Visiting Researcher, IoES

Associate professor, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jenny Aleman Zometa

Jenny Aleman-Zometa

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan. Working with a UCLA team and the engineering firm, Buro Happold, CCSC is providing science and expertise to the development of the County of Los Angeles Sustainability Plan.

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1...

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Air quality mobile application

Our team at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Health invites you to join our Air Quality Research study.  AirForU enables you to gain a better understanding of your local air quality conditions and understand how air quality affects your health. Through this study you can be a part of innovative...

In the News

Headline

8.21.2018

The Trump Administration Just Dropped Its Pro-Coal Alternative to Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration released new proposal – Affordable Clean Energy rule. It is a lifeline for coal and does not include pollution goals. The EPA stated that the rule would increase pollution and put public health at risk, especially low income communities. UCLA law professor Cara Horowitz notes any arguments the administration makes in court defending the rule “will be made against the backdrop of EPA’s own determination that carbon dioxide pollution is a danger to public health.”


Headline

8.19.2018

NOAA: Rest of West’s fire season likely to remain hotter than normal

The West US has been experiencing unusually large wildfires, reaching the largest in California history with the Mendocino fire, outside of the fire season. The hot temperatures and wildfires are expected to continue through the fire season of September and October. Three leading climate and fire scientists, including UCLA's Daniel Swain, state climate change as a threat multiplier, extending the fire season and contributing to the large record breaking fires.


Headline

8.13.2018

Lowering Fuel Economy Standards Not As Easy As Trump Thought

Cara Horowitz, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, explained that the Trump administration "is going to have to justify to a court why it's changing its position because the rule was put in place after a robust administrative process and record. It's often harder to justify a changing of a position than the taking of a position because you have to overcome the presumption that the rule was right in the first place."