Topical Tag: Public Health

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

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...

Events

Special Event

LA’s New Abnormal: Mega-Wildfires

Reception and Discussion

2.6.2019

  The Nature Conservancy and UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) invite you to LA’s New Abnormal: Mega-Wildfires Reception and Discussion   Seemingly every year, California breaks some record for devastation with a new wildfire. The Woolsey fire was the worst the Malibu area has ever seen, and it has been 100 years since...


Special Event

99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

6.27.2018

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...


People

asma mahdi

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

ioes welcomes 3 new environmental scientists to ucla

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

jennifer um

Jennifer Um

Director's Coordinator

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

shaily mahendra

Shaily Mahendra

Associate Professor and Samueli Fellow

Environmental Engineering

Projects

diesel truck emissions in port of los angeles

Diesel truck emissions in Port of Los Angeles

Communities living in proximity to diesel hotspots — such as ports, rail yards, distribution centers and freight roadways — disproportionately bear the negative health impacts associated with diesel exhaust. They are also usually low-income communities populated by historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. Exhaust from diesel engines releases harmful air pollutants and other toxic chemicals. Exposure...

sar zero waste team

Zero-Waste at Young Research Library: Effectiveness of Educational and Outreach Methods at Increasing Waste Diversion

Pictured above, left to right: Gustav Fiere, Elizabeth Tanner, Natasha Oviedo (Team Leader), Kate Zeile, and Malcolm Au (Team Leader)     SAR Zero Waste Team: Zero-Waste at Young Research Library: Effectiveness of Educational and Outreach Methods at Increasing Waste Diversion   Project Description:  The Zero-Waste SAR team will be conducting a research project on the use of...

sar food justice and basic needs team

Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources

Pictured above, left to right: Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Diana Nguyen (Team Leader), Alicia Kwan (Team Leader), Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang   SAR Food Justice and Basic Needs Team: Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources   Project Description: Our project aims to help UCLA students gain access to the basic needs resources they...

Publications


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


Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

In the News

Headline

3.22.2019

Timothy Malloy in California Health Report: Counties Fail to Fully Protect People From Pesticide Exposure, Report Finds

California’s county agricultural commissioners are failing to implement state laws designed to protect farmworkers and people living and working near agricultural areas from exposure to toxic pesticides, a new report by UCLA concludes. “These requirements serve really important public health and environmental concerns,” said Timothy Malloy, a UCLA law and environmental health professor, who led the...


Headline

11.16.2018

For Those Grappling With California Wildfires, Dangerous Air Quality Is a New Risk

“The main pollutant that comes from the fire is called particular matter, or PM. The most health-relevant particles are in sizes smaller than 2.5 microns—they’re pretty tiny particles,” says Yifang Zhu, Ph.D., professor of environmental health sciences and acting dean of UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. Zhu goes on to explain that the national...


11.7.2018

My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling 

Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where they often enter marine habitats. At the current accumulation rate, the scientific community predicts there will be...

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