Lake Oroville State Recreation Area affected by the California drought. Credit: Flickr, Ray-Bouknight

Beyond the Perfect Drought: California’s Real Water Crisis

The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt.

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IoES Professor Appointed as L.A. County Regional Planning Commissioner

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl has been selected to the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Supervisor Kuehl was recently elected to represent the Third District in Los Angeles County, a region of two million constituents and 431 square miles.

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Taking on Water

UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Hammer Museum partner to present a year-long series of public programs about water

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In L.A., Brown Is Beautiful Again

For 100 Years, Humans Made Southern California Green. Now, the Drought Is Returning Our Landscape to Its Rightful Color Palette

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