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A Room Where it Happens | LA: H20 from Mountains to Sea

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Civicas Woen's Civic Action Network & Flowproject.la

10.20.2018

Please join us for a Cross-Sector Conversation about Water Issues, Technological Actions & Civic Resources, Including an Environmental Education Expo Inspired by CA’s $9 billion Water Bond & LA’s Storm Water Tax initiatives on the November Ballot Our experts panelists are leaders in the Civic Water Sector including: Angela Barraco, CEO, River LA; Ann Carpenter, Co-Founder/CEO, Braid...



Special Event

Introducing Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program at UCLA

LA County Geographic Information Office introducing high-resolution aerial imagery and associated data to the campus community

5.22.2018

Recently UCLA became a member of the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program, which provides access to high-resolution aerial imagery of LA County. Access to LARIAC imagery is an invaluable resource to those conducting research at UCLA, particularly research on Los Angeles County. On May 22, 2018, the LA County Geographic Information Office will...

People

Laurent Pilon

Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

Holly Buck

NatureNet Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Shaily Mahendra

Shaily Mahendra

Associate Professor and Samueli Fellow

Environmental Engineering

Anditya Rahardianto

Assistant Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department

Projects

Coupling Community Knowledge with Big Data Tools to Facilitate Equitable Energy Transitions

Building on work conducted under a California Energy Commission grant, data on building energy use, rooftop solar potential, grid capacity, and socio-demographics will be integrated to assess the potential for low income and disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles county to support climate smart transitions, including vehicle electrification, solar generation (rooftop or community-scale), storage, and appliance...

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1...

Publications

Wily Ecologies: Comic Futures for American Environmentalism

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2017 | American Literary History



Real-time direct detection of silica scaling on RO membranes

J Thompson, A Rahardianto, S Kim, M Bilal, R Breckenridge, Y Cohen

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Membrane Science

In the News

Headline

12.12.2018

BioCellection, co-founder win Pritzker environmental prize

Entrepreneur Miranda Wang and BioCellection, the Menlo Park-based company she co-founded, have been named the winners of the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award for 2018. The prestigious award, which includes a cash prize of $100,000, is funded by the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation and was presented by the UCLA Institute of the Environment...


Headline

11.21.2018

A 24-year-old has invented a new way to break down plastic waste and prevent it from landing in the ocean

Miranda Wang is the cofounder and CEO of BioCellection, a company that focuses on recycling polyethylenes, the most common but least recyclable type of plastic. Most polyethylenes, like bubble wrap and plastic bags, end up in landfills. In early November, Wang’s company received a $100,000 prize for the invention from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment...


Headline

10.29.2018

California Has a Posse in Tug-of-War With Trump Over Electric Cars- Mary Nichols & Ann Carlson

“I think our two states, California and Minnesota, will be able to do a lot together,” said Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board. “Contrary to what you might assume, California is not out recruiting.” Yet having more states line up with California could affect the outcome, said Ann Carlson, a law professor at...

Video

Dan Kammen: Innovation for a Clean Economy

In his Spring Oppenheim Lecture on March 31, Dan Kammen talked about if and how we can achieve a low-carbon/no-carbon economy. He stated that reducing greenhouse gases by the levels required will be a monumental undertaking, one that requires an aggressive mixture of science, technology and policy. He noted that there are number of ‘high...