Topical Tag: Technology
Understanding complex international questions about geoengineering
UCLA Law School's Ted Parson weighs in on climate geoengineering—and some of its sticky governance problems he'll be tackling in a new project.
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.
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
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...
Now Comes the Hard Part… Implementing Groundwater Management Under SGMA
A Water Resources and Law Seminar
Presented by: Eric Garner, Managing Partner, Best, Best & Kreiger LLP As one of the leading water attorneys in California, Eric Garner helped to write the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) passed in 2014. Now his firm is advising groundwater management agencies all over California. He will talk about the challenges addressed, and challenges to...
Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables
Intimate conversations on leading innovations and practices
Industry leaders will make brief presentations on their contributions to sustainability in the built environment. Participants will explore these topics further in small roundtable discussions with the presenters and UCLA faculty. Students will share their green paper research with attendees before and after. Featured speakers include: Jim Hanna, Director of Datacenter Sustainability, Microsoft Dave Pogue, Global...
Planet Innovation Podcast
Planet Innovation is a monthly 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...
Drone-based damage assessment of utility scale photovoltaic solar facilities
Team: Nour Abou Fadel, Huong Le, Laurence Ng-Cordell, Lillian Wherry, Wentao Wu, Heng Wah Zeng Advisor: Peter Kareiva Client: ADEPT / Gimball-Prod
An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities
In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...
Published Work | 2017 | American Literary History
The Private and Social Consequences of Purchasing an Electric Vehicle and Solar Panels: Evidence from California
Published Work | 2017 | Research in Economics
Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Membrane Science
In the News
Turning Fog Into Water Transforms Women’s Lives in Morocco
“The climates in Southwest Morocco and California are somewhat similar, and there is a possibility to use the fog making technology in California but on a smaller scale,” Daniel Swain, IoES NatureNet Postdoctoral Scholar/ climate scientist, told KCET.
Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses
Rajit Gadh, director of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center at UCLA and faculty member at IoES explained electric vehicle battery power loss and power drains to the Los Angeles Times.
EasyReaderNews: Savior or Albatross? Proposed desalination plant could decrease South Bay’s dependence on imported water, but has raised environmental concerns
“Having desal means Southern California gains water independence from Northern California. You can’t waive that off as insignificant. That can be quite important,” said Yoram Cohen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA.
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...