Entries by jvandyke

A UCLA study shows that private lands may be integral to achieving President Biden’s 2030 conservation goals

In January, President Joe Biden made an important conservation pledge to conserve 30% of United States lands and waters by 2030. A new study, led by Peter Kareiva (UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability), suggests that utilizing private property through conservation easements could be the most successful and feasible approach to achieving this goal.

UCLA law students help shape California wildfire policy

UCLA law students participating in the California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic, hosted by UCLA Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, conducted wildfire research used to inform Senate Bill 63, introduced by Sen. Henry Stern. Through the aggregation of information from various, often conflicting sources, they created a thorough proposal for local-level […]

Fertilizers could contain more microplastics than previously assumed, according to a new UCLA study

The biosolid byproducts of wastewater treatment serve as lower-cost alternatives to traditional fertilizers, making them popular for use in agriculture. A new UCLA study, co-authored by Eric Hoek (UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge) and Sanjay Mohanty (UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA Institute of the Environment […]

UCLA now an institutional member of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) is pleased to announce that UCLA is now an institutional member of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), and moving forward, all UCLA affiliated faculty, staff and students may use this SLA GC-sponsored membership to receive LARC membership benefits.