Topical Tag: Public Health

The Magazine

Checking the Waluga Village borehole.

A fresh water perspective from Africa

The borehole well has an electric-powered pump, so power outages also mean water outages. I had bottled water to drink, but then I realized that no power means I can’t bathe, so I panicked. Outages are common in rural Uganda. I was lucky it was my first. And it quickly occurred to me that my...

College kids: What will their lives be like?

I just finished my first year at UCLA, where I got to know eight graduating seniors quite well. I now feel that “youth as our hope” platitudes have merit. That begs a question: What might their lives be like? We all know there is angst among our graduates about jobs, and about the uncertain economic...

Events

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

EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050

UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium

10.18.2016

From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.

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

Jennifer Taylor Headshot

Jennifer Taylor

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Alison Partie

Alison Partie

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

Tobacco-Free Campus

In conjunction with UCLA’s new tobacco-free policy, the team focused on creating and structuring a research study and media campaign for several Earth Day events. The overall objective of the team’s research was to analyze the change in tobacco use before and after the implementation of the ban. The research segment of the project focused on cigarette butt...

Publications

Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


Triple exposure: Regulatory, climatic, and political drivers of water management changes in the city of Los Angeles

Sara Hughes, Stephanie Pincetl, Christopher Boone

Published Work | Journal of Cities


Pilot-testing of electrolysis for bromide removal from drinking water

Kimbrough, David Eugene, Lina Boulos, Sirikarn Surawanvijit, Adam Zacheis, Yoram Cohen

Published Work | 2016 | American Water Works Association

In the News



Update

11.17.2016

NBC News: Energy Use Study

http://s3.amazonaws.com/TVEyesMediaCenter/UserContent/183862/4448778.5427/KNBC_01-13-2015_04.58.47.mp4