Topical Tag: Los Angeles
Bait and switch: UCLA study finds fish fraud runs rampant
A new study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University checked the DNA of fish ordered at 26 Los Angeles sushi restaurants from 2012 through 2015, and found that 47 percent of sushi was mislabeled. The good news is that sushi represented as tuna was almost always tuna. Salmon was mislabeled only about one...
Corporations meet environmental science in revamped program
Businesses can make a major difference for the environment. Becoming more sustainable is something that is increasingly good for the bottom line. Check out a new program that's looking to sweeten the pot.
World Water Day Symposium
Is conservation "worth it" in a post-drought environment?
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
Our National Parks at 100: Confronting Change & Committing to Science
UCLA La Kretz Center 8th Annual Public Lecture
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.
The City and The River
The series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world.
The City and The River series is the theme of the 2016-17 joint school debate series that began last year with Drought and Beauty. Each event includes two lectures from prominent landscape architects and allied professionals (one based in L.A., one from elsewhere) followed by a moderated debate on a theme that will change annually. The...
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...
Butterfly survey by La Kretz Center and Natural History Museum scientist
As a La Kretz/Natural History Museum postdoc, Elizabeth Long conducted a comprehensive resurvey of butterflies across the Santa Monica Mountains and Los Angeles
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...
Vision 2021 LA: A Model Environmental Sustainability Agenda for Los Angeles’ Next Mayor and City Council
Published Work | 2012
In the News
KCRW-FM’s “Press Play”: Trump budget could deal a painful blow to California
“A lot of our regulation of air and water quality and greenhouse gases that can cause at climate change is done at the state level by state agencies, but a lot of what those agencies do is they implement federal EPA programs and those programs, of course, rely on funding,” said UCLA’s Sean Hecht.
Phys.org: Climate change puts state’s snowpack in jeopardy in future droughts
“The cryosphere — frozen parts of the planet — has shown the earliest and largest signs of change,” said UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall, who along with study co-author Neil Berg modeled what future California droughts will look like in terms of snowpack loss.
San Francisco Chronicle: California to fight if EPA eases emissions rule
“If the administration loses on this, California’s power is then absolutely clear, and it can use that power to issue standards that are stronger, and it can get other states to join in,” said Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA.