Topical Tag: Los Angeles

The Magazine

Future of the wooly mammoth

Is Earth's sixth mass extinction really underway? An expert panel including Stewart Brand, an advocate of de-extinction and co-founder of Revive and Restore, will discuss the causes and consequences of mass species loss and what can be done to protect endangered species.

Events

Special Event

2017 IoES Gala – Innovators for a Healthy Planet

An event honoring Paul G. Allen and Toyota

3.13.2017

Every year, we honor environmental game-changers at the UCLA IoES Gala. Paul G. Allen races the extinction of elephants and flips common paradigms for ocean and climate health. Toyota leads sustainable transportation and reinvents eco-mobility with vehicles like the Prius and Mirai. These 2017 Gala honorees prove that sustainable innovation can surmount the greatest threats of our time.


Special Event

Drilling the City

Join STAND - L.A. and UCLA IoES as we confront the issue of urban oil drilling in Los Angeles.

11.12.2016

More than 580,000 people live within a quarter mile of these sites, which bring toxic chemicals and air pollution—posing serious health threats to families, schools and communities. Please join UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND – L.A. for a day of science, empowerment and environmental justice. We’ll explore urban drilling, its public...


Symposium

LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 2

Understanding Local Groundwater Storage Potential

6.15.2016

The second workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on June 15, 2016, and focused on current and future groundwater basin conditions, management, and rights in the groundwater basins serving Los Angeles County. The event engaged stakeholders and the research community in order to inform both the scientific research and policy analysis and recommendations that UCLA intends to undertake as part of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.

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

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...

Ecological Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition on Coastal Sage Scrub of the Santa Monica Mountains

California’s native ecosystems are increasingly impacted by nitrogen deposition resulting from air pollution, particularly in the greater Los Angeles area. This project, led by La Kretz postdoc Justin Valliere, extends an ongoing collaboration between the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the UCLA, with the goal of understanding the ecological impacts of nitrogen pollution on the severely threatened coastal sage scrub plant community of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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


A Brief History of Public Art and the L.A. River

A. Carruth

Published Work | 2014 | KCET Artbound


Fact Sheet: LA County Water Supply Management

Fact Sheet | 2016

In the News

Headline

1.18.2017

TIME: Sushi in L.A. is mislabeled nearly half of the time, study says

Some of the mislabeling may be accidental but much of it was likely done intentionally to save money by providing customers with a cheaper type of fish than they thought they were buying, says study author and UCLA Professor Paul Barber. (Also: LAist, The Huffington Post)


Headline

1.18.2017

KABC-AM: Mislabeling of fish in L.A.’s sushi restaurants

“It really depends on what you order,” said UCLA’s Paul Barber. “With certain things like salmon and tuna, there’s a very high likelihood that when you order that, it is what you receive. 


Headline

1.5.2017

LA Weekly: “Atmospheric River” of rain heads for California

The front “will take the form a moisture-laden and slow-moving atmospheric river,” according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain’s California Weather Blog. There could be as many as two feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.