On March 19, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) will host its third research symposium focusing on the goal of achieving 100% renewable energy through cutting-edge and interdisciplinary science, technology, and policy research at UCLA. This includes electrified transportation for Los Angeles County by 2050. The Read more

UCLA students conduct oceanic research in the Gulf of Mexico.
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UCLA is further demonstrating its commitment to environment and sustainability research with the creation of a climate science major being offered in spring quarter 2018. The new major is evidence of UCLA’s commitment to educate students about climate change and empower transformative action in sustainability. Read more

Water flowing through the Los Angeles River in downtown Los Angeles
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On February 28, 2018, UCLA released a new water report that shows that if Los Angeles captures more local stormwater, increases its use of recycled water, steps up conservation measures, and cleans up groundwater then it could meet the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge’s goal of 100-percent locally sourced water. Read more

UCLA professor Alex Hall will embark on a 1,000-mile bike tour down the California coast to raise money for climate change research and engage in dialogue with decision makers across the state about what can be done to plan for climate impacts.
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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor Alex Hall, who heads the UCLA Center for Climate Science, and whose climate research served as the impetus for much of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goals will lead a 1,000-mile bike ride along the California coastline from Read more

Little snow has fallen this year on the granite walls above Yosemite Valley, as seen in this recent photo of El Capitan. Photo credit: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

SF Gate recently consulted with UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain (Institute of Environment and Sustainability) for an article about the declining snowpack in Sierra Nevada. Swain has been closely monitoring the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California Read more