Air, Food & Water

From field to fork, city to town, people need safe air to breathe, clean water to drink and nutritious food to eat. Our research looks at the various aspects of these vital resources to understand how 7.7 billion people can get what we need to live while preserving the natural systems we depend on.


cuyahoga on fire


A burning reminder of what happens if we roll back the Clean Water Act

Amanda Wagner

It wasn’t first time. The Cuyahoga burned 13 times in the previous 100 years, thanks mostly to rapid industrialization and lack of sewage treatment. This year, Cleveland hosted annual River Rally conference to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 fire. Along with high-profile oil spills and the popularity of Rachel Carson’s best-selling Silent…

air quality app influences behavior by linking environment to health


Air quality app influences behavior by linking environment to health

Nicki Aviel

Air quality mobile applications could mitigate these health risks by educating people and promoting preventive behavioral changes, a UCLA study found. “I think information can be very powerful to change your behavior,” said the study’s lead author, Magali Delmas, a professor of management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Anderson…


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