IoES in the news and quotable
By Rebecca Kendall Originally posted in UCLA Newsroom When UCLA professor Alex Hall considered all the different ways he might one day be educating people about climate change, flying over Los Angeles in a helicopter with actor Matt Damon and … Continued
The IoES and Women & Philanthropy at UCLA joined together to present “Thriving in a Hotter L.A.: Turning Los Angeles into a Global Model for Urban Sustainability.” IoES Associate Director Mark Gold moderated a panel of prominent female faculty at … Continued
Check out the new brochure showcasing UCLA’s two natural reserves.
By Lawrence Bender
Originally published in the Huffington Post
IoES in the news and quotable.
The Los Angeles Business Journal published an op-ed by Professor Matt Kahn about how neighborhoods and cities will be impacted by climate change.
UCLA Water Resources Group Director Madelyn Glickfeld was quoted in a Time article about the dangers of draining reservoirs during a drought and the opportunities that the current drought brings to improve water efficiency in Southern California.
Glen MacDonald, director of the IoES and professor of geography and ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed on NBC’s “Nightly News” about the historical significance and potential impact of the current drought emergency in California.
Essay by Center for Climate Change Solutions Director Alex Hall.
“The Coming Water Crisis: Solutions and Strategies” was hosted by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and UCLA as part of the 11th annual G’Day USA Program.
By Peggy McInerny Originally posted in UCLA Newsroom "The Coming Water Crisis: Solutions and Strategies," an all-day conference at UCLA, will focus on the lessons California can learn from Australia about the conservation and efficient use of scarce water resources. … Continued
During the academic year IoES hosts or co-sponsors close to 100 events on- and off-campus. Seminars, conferences, and documentary screenings allow us to bring in experts and engage with the community on critical environment and sustainability issues.
In 2013 research teams at the institute received close to $10 million in funding for studies on education and conservation in Central Africa, advanced energy metering technology, urban ecosystem services, restoration and management of coastal wetlands, and smart water systems and technology.
We drive interdisciplinary environment and sustainability initiatives on campus. UCLA and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability were saluted in the Princeton Review 2014 Green Honor Roll and Sierra Club Cool Schools 2013 rankings. The university tied for first … Continued
Noxious particulate concentrations highest near Santa Monica Airport.
The Festival had talks, hands-on demonstrations, nature walks, family activities, live animal displays and meet and greets with scientists, including researchers and staff from the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and Center for Tropical Research.
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.
The bike counter on Strathmore Drive is the first in Southern California, and is the only one installed on a college campus in the country.
With biking on the rise at UCLA, the campus unveiled the first automated bike counter on a university campus, and the first in Los Angeles, on Nov. 22.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and IoES Professor Bob Wayne led a new study published in the journal Science.
“Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles” is the inaugural project.
On November 15 university officials will reveal the initiative’s first environmental sustainability project.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and IoES Professor Yoram Cohen and engineering graduate student Zita Yu are developing ‘vertical wetlands’ to ease water use.
The Week reported on Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein and former student Taylor Cook’s paper, “The omnivores dilemma: Diet explains variation in vulnerability to vehicle collision.”
Environmental Science alumna Vanessa Goh converts a class project into a career.
The Southwest Climate Science Center reviewed Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.
KCRW 89.9 FM interviewed IoES Director Glen MacDonald about the Pritzker Family Foundation’s $15M donation to support environment and sustainability research.
UCLA’s Alex Hall and Jon Christensen appeared with IoES Board member and filmmaker Lawrence Bender on HuffPostLive’s Nerd Forum with Josh Zepps.
This special topic course aims to develop outdoor science activities for the disadvantaged youth that attend UCLA’s UniCamp.
A $15-million donation to UCLA is going to bolster environmental studies and start a new prize for innovation in sustainability, officials announced Wednesday.
This gift to the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability creates endowments for multiple faculty positions, the Center for Urban Sustainability, and the $100,000 Pritzker Prize in Sustainability.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s first graduate is Rutgers University’s new Senior Transportation Planner.
Meet brand-new additions to the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability student roster.
The new campaign will sponsor transformative, interdisciplinary projects led by faculty across campus.
The San Francisco Chronicle featured an op-ed by IoES Director Glen MacDonald about the Rim Fire currently burning in Yosemite, climate change, and what cities can do in the future to lessen the impact of major wildfires.
The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Center for Tropical Research Director Tom Smith about the country’s conservation challenges and actions needed to protect the region’s natural resources.
IoES and Department of History Adjunct Assistant Professor Jon Christensen authored a New Yorker commentary about the proposed mode of high-speed transportation envisioned by entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Ever wish Los Angeles traffic moved better? It might if more commuters followed UCLA’s example by using more alternative transportation and fewer cars.
A team of graduate students, including Environmental Science & Engineering doctoral candidate Michelle Thompson, are working to improve the condition of potable water and wastewater systems in Fiji.
Report is first comprehensive look at farms, nurseries and gardens in L.A.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability has been chosen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help find innovative ways to increase public awareness of toxic chemical releases.
IoES Associate Director Mark Gold is quoted in a L.A. Times article about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s plans to construct facilities that will restore pumping of drinking water from scores of contaminated San Fernando Valley wells.
A Nature of Cities blog by California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA Director and IoES Adjunct Professor Stephanie Pincetl.
On June 4 the IoES and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host a book release and signing for Urban Planning professor Susanna Hecht to debut “The Scramble for the Amazon and the Lost Paradise of Euclides da Cunha.”
ESS, AOS, and IoES Assistant Professor Aradhna Tripati contributed to new findings that show temperatures are rising over time in China.
A hotter future is projected for the Southwestern United States, and the anticipated threats unique to the region are detailed in a landmark report released May 2, with contributions from two experts at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Research led by Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and IoES Professor Suzanne Paulson, conducted in collaboration with School of Public Health and IoES Professor Emeritus Arthur Winer, was published in science journal Atmospheric Environment.
A research proposal initiated by IoES and Anderson School of Management’s Magali Delmas received $25,000 funding from the UCLA Transdisciplinary Seed Grant program.
UCLA and seven other UCs made the cut in a 2013 guide to green colleges, produced by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.
Christensen is an environmental historian with joint faculty appointments at the IoES and Department of History.
UCLA Professor Magali Delmas received a $446,912 grant from the National Science Foundation for her ongoing research tracking energy use in individual homes and testing what motivates people to reduce their power usage.
Genome Biology published a new study by Professor Brad Shaffer, a conservation biologist with joint appointments at the IoES and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
UCLA and four other UC campuses quality for a statewide cap and trade program this year.
The Harvard Business Review published an op-ed by Matthew Kahn, a professor at the IoES with joint appointments in economics and public policy.
IoES in the News.
Alternative spring break activities include a UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation workshop at the center’s field station in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The New York Times highlighted an Aquarium of the Pacific special lecture series featuring climate change experts, including IoES Director Glen MacDonald.
Zócalo Public Square In the Green Room interview with IoES and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor Alex Hall.
IoES Professor and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair Dan Blumstein authored a Huffington Post blog about plastic pollution.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America published a paper co-authored by IoES Professor Matthew Kahn, an environmental economist.
A scientific roadmap for protecting a critical natural resource.
IoES Associate Director Mark Gold is quoted in an Environmental Health News article about decreased pesticide deposits in L.A. County waters.
ClimateWire reported on the Institute’s March 5 gala that recognized the environmental achievements of Former Vice President Al Gore and Co-founder of the Environmental Media Association Lyn Lear.
Star-studded event attended by Streisand, Beatty, Bening and other celebrities.
Scholarly journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences will publish the Department of Geography scientists’ findings.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made news at an Institute of the Environment and Sustainability symposium when he announced that L.A. will move off of coal-based energy by 2025.
89.3 KPCC reported on the IoES hosted Urban Sustainability conference featuring L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
On Feb. 20 Zócalo Public Square hosted a panel discussion in partnership with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Environmental Humanities at UCLA.
Madeleine Brand from SoCal Connected on KCET talks to UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall and environmental historian Jon Christensen to find out what preparations can be made for the inevitable climate changes to come.
This was a story posted by by SoCal Connected on KCET as part of a series on Climate Change in LA.
The Environmental Science Student Network, now an official UCLA club, connects environmentally conscious students.
The LA Times reported on Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein’s annual Groundhog Day celebration on Feb. 1.
The Institute’s Corporate Partners Program, in collaboration with the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Fink Center for Finance & Investments, hosted a symposium on the economics of environmental corporate practices on Jan. 16 at Korn Convocation Hall.
The Malibu Times reported on the opening of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Field Station.
Writer Keith Kloor referenced his guest lecture engagement for the Institute’s environmental communications course in his Discover magazine Collide-a-Scape blog.
The Calabasas Patch covered the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Field Station.The field station will serve as a new headquarters for the La Kretz Center in partnership with the NPS, California State Parks and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
Latest Huff Post Green blog by Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein.
The Winter 2013 UCLA College Report featured a profile on the UCLA International Research and Training Center (IRTC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
UCLA’s La Kretz Center Field Station opened Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Santa Monica Mountains, providing a new headquarters and center of operations for the university’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science.
Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted in an LA Times article about historical maps of California.
IoES Director Glen MacDonald and colleagues from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Southwest Climate Science Center evaluated environmental conditions in this geographic region.
Graduate students Ciara Martin and Scott Stephenson have been selected as the award winners.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein authored a blog for the Huffington Post about how the environment influences animal behavior.
This award recognizes academic excellence, leadership, involvement, and service to the UCLA community.
A library environment, sustainability, and preservation exhibit created by Department of Information Studies and Conservation Program students is currently on view in UCLA’s Arts Library.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein wrote a blog for the Huffington Post about science funding.
Coverage of the new report by the IoES and UCLA Law School’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment and Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability partnered with the UCLA School of Law to produce a comprehensive plan for Los Angeles that addresses environmental challenges.
Podcast, video highlights, and presentation now available from the Oppenheim Lecture featuring Sebastian Copeland, award-winning photographer, explorer, extreme athlete, and environmental advocate.
The $500 to $1000 awards will support original graduate student research.
A brand new course offered by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability for winter quarter will explore journalism, science communications, and new media.
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Director and paleoecologist Glen MacDonald’s research is featured in Natural History Magazine.
Rendezvous, one of the campus eateries on UCLA’s residential Hill, became the university’s first restaurant to earn a green restaurant certification on Nov. 21, just before the Thanksgiving break.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability welcomes six new members to its Board of Advisors.
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability media coverage.
School of Law and IoES Professor Ann Carlson was interviewed by San Francisco’s KCBS-AM about the revenue-raising potential of California’s “cap-and-trade” system, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh will participate in this inaugural conference on November 15th in Los Angeles.
School of Law and IoES Professor Ann Carlson was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the California Chamber of Commerce filing a lawsuit challenging a key component of the state’s cap-and-trade program.
School of Law Professor and IoES Affiliate Ted Parson was interviewed on National Public Radio about a British Columbia town using iron sulfate to increase the population of plankton, which capture greenhouse gases that are detrimental to marine life.
The Daily Bruin Radio featured an interview with Department of Earth and Space Sciences Professor William Newman about climate change and disaster response.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein authored a blog for the Huffington Post Science section.
The Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop on Nov. 15 will show educators how they can adapt or change their classes to include more about the environment and sustainability.
Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and member of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, is quoted in a San Jose Mercury News article about the passage of Proposition 30.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh is quoted in a Popular Mechanics article.
The Education for Sustainable Living Program hosts seminars and screenings on sustainability issues.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh appears in a video about UCLA’s efforts.
Lecture # 2 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Lecture # 3 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Lecture # 4 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Lecture # 5 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Lecture # 6 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainabiltiy.
Lecture # 7 in the “green bites” video series by Matthew E. Kahn, professor of economics at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
New UCLA faculty will work to change the way we explore and talk about environmental issues.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability adds the Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.) as a fifth academic program.
UCLA encouraged Bruins to preserve the environment at its 5th annual Sustainability Fair on Oct. 24th and it’s not just empty talk: The university’s waste-reduction strategy saved 20,500 tons of waste from the landfill this year.
This video, “Future Africa Wants” was produced by Shirley Neal on behalf of Afrique Expansion. The video examines Cameroon’s role in making Sustainable Development a priority.
Among the 83 minors offered by UCLA is a specialization directed by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Department of Environmental Health Sciences Chair and IoES Professor Richard Jackson participated in a Detroit Public TV panel discussion.
The LA Times featured an Op-Ed by IoES Associate Director Mark Gold about the federal law turning 40 this week.
Glen MacDonald, Richard Ambrose, and Alex Hall are part of two multi-university teams that received grants from the federal Department of the Interior on Oct. 10th for Climate Science Center projects.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh was quoted in a Ventura County Star article about a technology symposium held October 4th.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and IoES Professor Robert Wayne’s genetic and life-history research was highlighted by UCLA Newsroom.
Charles Corbett, professor of operations and environmental management at the Anderson School of Management and IoES, was quoted in a New Zealand Herald article about the eco-labeling of consumer goods.
A study by Institute of the Environment and Sustainability researchers found that air quality improved dramatically in Los Angeles during the weekend closure of the 405 freeway in July 2011.
A Forests News article about renewable energy cited research by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability analyzing the energy return on crops like soy that are used for biofuels.
The LA Times featured an Op-Ed by IoES Director Glen MacDonald on why it is crucial to continue to pursue scientific data on climate change.
Coverage of the new study by IoES’ Suzanne Paulson, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and Yifang Zhu, associate professor of environmental health sciences.
Environmental Health Sciences Chair and IoES Professor Dr. Richard Jackson was interviewed on Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth” about his research examining the links between public health and the design of cities.
A Distinguished Professor of Biology, Dr. Rundel holds appointments in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
‘Words of Wisdom: Reading into Action’ will feature Dan Blumstein, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Professor.
The 18th Annual Heinz Awards honored Dr. Jackson for being an advocate for smarter community design.
The Clinical and Translational Research Center is UCLA’s newest LEED-certified green building, and UC’s 100th.
The Institute broadens its diverse faculty roster with the addition of professors from the social and physical sciences.
The White Mountain Research Center hosted the 11th Annual Owens Valley Tribal Environmental Youth Camp at the Crooked Creek Station in eastern California.
IoES Professor Magali Delmas served as an advisor for Nairn-Birch, a graduate of the Environmental Science and Engineering degree program.
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a story about two researchers of environmental and digital humanities joining the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
The Southern California Sustainability Forum took place on August 15th and 16th in Long Beach, California.
Latest press on Center for Tropical Research doctoral candidate Laurel Serieys’ urban carnivore research.
Big Bear Grizzly highlighted research on the paleoclimatic history of Southern California by IoES Director Glen MacDonald and Department of Geography doctoral candidate Katie Glover.
UCLA scientists sing about their coral reef research.
Center for Climate Change Solutions Executive Director Paul Bunje and Faculty Director and Professor Alex Hall were quoted in an article in Colorado’s High Country News about global climate change.
Wildlife biologist Laurel Serieys’ research on bobcats is the focus of a new photography exhibit at the G2 Gallery in Venice.
Research conducted as part of the undergraduate course has been published by online science journal Cities and the Environment
Latest press about UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center, led by Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh
An Op/Ed coauthored by IoES Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Jackson about the health impacts of the proposed Farmers’ Field in downtown L.A.
UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants’ drought tolerance. The method works for many diverse species growing around the world.
Center for Tropical Research Director Tom Smith participated in a study currently appearing in the journal Nature on averting biodiversity collapse in protected tropical areas.
A new study co-authored by IoES Professor Matthew Kahn examines whether homes fitted with Energy Star and other green-rated technologies tend to sell for higher prices.