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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...



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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

8.16.2018

Heredity Podcast: August 2018

Listen to Nature Heredity August 2018 podcast, featuring UCLA's Brad Shaffer and Dr. Evan McCartney-Melstad. They spoke on their application of genomic methods to studying and potential conservation of a Californian frog – a candidate for listing of federal and state endangered species act.


Headline

8.13.2018

How Do We Measure Future Snow Cover?

There are multiple ways to measure snow cover, including field monitoring, remote sensing, and hydrological modeling. UCLA's Chunyu Dong explains that the best way to measure is to combine all methods. Each method that their own hole in data, and together make a more complete and accurate picture.


Headline

8.13.2018

Lowering Fuel Economy Standards Not As Easy As Trump Thought

Cara Horowitz, co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, explained that the Trump administration "is going to have to justify to a court why it's changing its position because the rule was put in place after a robust administrative process and record. It's often harder to justify a changing of a position than the taking of a position because you have to overcome the presumption that the rule was right in the first place."

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...