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Is aging infrastructure to blame for UCLA water main break?

Originally posted by 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio A busted water main sent a geyser shooting 30 feet in the air and flooded Sunset Boulevard and UCLA yesterday. About 8 to 10 million gallons of water were lost before the line was shut off more than three hours later. Athletic facilities on the campus,...

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Graduation 2014

Video produced from the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability 2014 Graduation Ceremony.

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Biological invasions: What’s new, and why the controversy

5th Annual La Kretz Public Lecture by Professor Daniel Simberloff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville presented May 4, 2014 at the UCLA La Kretz Center for for California Conservation Science. Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. His...

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Surveying H2O in Southern California

Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability, speaks about her continued work to map the different organizations and entities that control water in Los Angeles.

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Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles — UCLA Grand Challenges

UCLA Grand Challenges Grand Challenge projects set ambitious yet achievable goals to tackle some of society’s most pressing issues through multidisciplinary innovations and breakthroughs. UCLA will channel the resources of the entire university to solve such a challenge. Connect UCLA Grand Challenges on Twitter (@UCLAgc) UCLA Grand Challenges on Facebook (UCLAgc) UCLA Grand Challenges...

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UCLA video: 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct from Owens Valley

UCLA adjunct professor of history Jon Christensen, the editor of Boom: A Journal of California, hopes that this special issue of the journal serves as an intelligent guide to the celebrations and observances marking this week’s 100th anniversary of the aqueduct that links Los Angeles and the Owens Valley. In the UCLA Newsroom video, he...

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Creating Regenerating Cities: Case Studies from Around the World

In an urbanising world, cities have new responsibilities for dealing with their increasingly global environmental impacts. Can they become pioneers of sustainable, or indeed, regenerative development? Can modern cities find ways of ending their systemic reliance on fossil fuels? Is zero-waste a realistic prospect? How can urban planning and management contribute to regenerating damaged ecosystems...

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L.A.’s Climate Future: What’s Coming and What Choices We Face

About the Lecture Scientists have been warning about the global impacts that climate change will bring over the coming decades — but what do those impacts mean for Los Angeles? Do they spell doom for life as we know it in our California paradise? To answer these questions, Professor Alex Hall presented an Oppenheim Lecture...