The world's leading expert on cacti biology, UCLA plant physiological ecologist Park S. Nobel is an evangelist for the environmental benefits of the fleshy, water-wise plants known as succulents — and he’s turned his backyard in Southern California’s excl
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability has just released its Southern California Environmental Report Card, Spring/Summer 2011, Health and the Built Environment, authored by Richard J. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair, UCLA Departme
Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair, Environmental Health Sciences Dept. and Professor, IoES and Urban Planning Dept., is on the Leadership Council that developed this National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Action Agenda.
The Associated Press and LA Times reported on a study involving John Froines, Environmental Health Sciences and IoES Professor, that will examine the effect of high-toxicity emissions from a San Bernardino rail yard on surrounding communities.
Highlights of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science Public Lecture: "California, conservation, and the globe: Why we need to close the culture gap and all become Mahbsters."
School of Law and IoES Professor Ann Carlson wrote on op-ed about Germany's decision to phase out their nuclear power plants.
The Leaders in Sustainability certificate program aims to provide a mechanism for graduate students at UCLA to pursue their interests in sustainability and collaborate with students from different fields.
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Corporate Partners Program hosted a discussion on the pros and cons of measuring the product, operation, and supply chain footprints of businesses, finding opportunities to make the approach actionable,
The Green Initiative Fund is a grant-making fund for sustainability projects at UCLA and other UC campuses.
The Associated Press and RedOrbit reported on genetic research by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and IoES Professor Robert Wayne indicating that wolves in the eastern U.S. are hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes and that eastern coyotes are wolf-coyote-d
Former IoES Director Mary Nichols and current IoES Professor Matt Kahn were quoted in an International Herald Tribune article about legal challenges to greenhouse gas emissions laws in California and nationwide.
For “stellar” work in encouraging sustainable, alternative commuting options, UCLA Transportation won the top ride-share award from a three-county group of transit departments Tuesday, May 24.
The inaugural meeting of the UCLA Water Resources Group brought water experts and concerned citizens together to review insights and recommendations regarding future water demands.
Global warming over the next 40 years will cut through Arctic transportation networks like a double-edged sword, limiting access in certain areas and vastly increasing it in others, a new UCLA study predicts.
IoES Professor Matt Kahn was quoted in a Washington Post blog article about the expiration of California legislation that gave hybrid cars automatic access to carpool lanes.
UCLA is about to pursue a combination of projects that range from high-tech, geo-tagged databases to literally back-to-the-farm ideas, thanks to teamwork between staff and students.
IoES and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Distinguished Professor Stephen Hubbell explains his new study revising the way species extinction rates are calculated.
The Education for Sustainable Living Program's 10 Action Research Teams delivered their final analysis at an exhibition and reception held May 23, 2011 at Kerckhoff Hall.
Water quality at LA County beaches worsened between 2010 and 2011 and water quality statewide dipped slightly but remained “very good to excellent,” according to the annual report released May 25 by environmental group Heal the Bay.
UC has won national praise for its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the most of any U.S. university. Many are considered shining examples of the latest in energy-efficient technology.
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