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Special Event

Climate Change Town Hall

A Conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff

4.21.2017

On April 21, 2017, Rep. Adam Schiff held a town hall on climate change at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall joined the panel, along with UC Riverside’s Francesca Hopkins and Caltech’s Tapio Schneider, to discuss how global climate change will affect us in California — and what we can do...


Special Event

World Water Day Symposium

Is conservation "worth it" in a post-drought environment?

3.22.2017

Confirmed panelists include: Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Dr. Erik Porse  | UCLA California Center for Sustainable Communities Tim Becker | Theodore Payne Foundation Janet Hartin | University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources James Del Monaco | Director of Sustainability & Mechanical Engineer, P2S Engineering Grady Lee | Impact 2030  


Special Event

Our National Parks at 100: Confronting Change & Committing to Science

UCLA La Kretz Center 8th Annual Public Lecture

4.23.2017

Please join us for our 8th public lecture as Dr. Ray Sauvajot, science director for the US National Park Service discusses the NPS on its 100th birthday. Ray will be joined by Dr. David Szymanski in what promises to be an exciting exploration of how the Service uses science to confront and meet the challenges they face in protecting our most important natural resources— our parks.

People

Larry Lai Headshot

Larry Lai

LiS Student Representative & M.P.H./M.U.R.P. Candidate

Luskin School of Public Affairs and Fielding School of Public Health

Alison Partie

Alison Partie

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Lia Protopapadakis Headshot

Lia Protopapadakis

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Sonali Abraham Headshot

Sonali Abraham

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

EPA Urban Waters Civic Action Project 2017

UCLA, LA Waterkeeper, and Constitutional Rights Foundation were selected by EPA under their Urban Waters Small Grants Program to work with four high schools in Los Angeles to conduct a neighborhood-scale assessment of trash and industrial sources of pollutants.    Jefferson High School students created this video to investigate the Compton Creek watershed in the first...

UCLA Grand Challenges Assessment

 2014 was first year for a ART Grand Challenge Team. The team’s primary goals for the year are to figure out how research being done by professors at UCLA can be applied to achieving the “Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles” (THLA) Grand Challenge, and how opportunities can be created for students to become involved...

Publications

Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants

D. Willette, S. Simmonds, S. Cheng, S. Estevez, T. Kane, H. Neutzel, M. Pilaud, R. Rachmawati, P. Barber

Published Work | 2017 | Conservation Biology



In the News

Headline

4.27.2017

KPCC-FM: An L.A. County environmental report card is a ‘surprise and a disappointment,’ highlighting gaps for improvement

“Despite tremendous leadership in California and in the region on a wide variety of air quality and greenhouse gas emission reduction issues, we’re seeing in L.A. County that we’re still a C-student,” said UCLA’s Mark Gold.


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4.18.2017

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two’: Report washes away uncertainty about L.A. tap water

“I think this year’s annual report from LADWP really emphasizes the fact that you can guarantee that the city of L.A. provides clean, high-quality water to its customers, which is great. Reliable, safe drinking water supply should never be one of them, and they come through on that front,” said UCLA’s Mark Gold.


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4.3.2017

Mercury News: Lions, big snakes and leopards in Bay Area cities? Oh my!

“In many ways it’s surprising how adaptable these species have been. Mountain lions, for instance, willingly limit themselves to 25 square miles instead of their staggeringly large range of around 370 square miles in the wilderness,” said Seth Riley, a UCLA professor who also works for the National Park Service.