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Following the passage of SB 100, a California bill that directs the state to obtain 100 percent of its electricity from clean sources by 2045, UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) released a report Read more

Power lines in the Mojave Desert.
Nurit Katz/UCLA

UCLA and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) entered a partnership to fund research that will move the city to clean local water and clean energy over the next five years. This agreement fosters collaborative research across universities in the LA region designed to achieve LA’s local water and energy goals as well as the aims of the Sustainable LA Grand Read more

California’s coastal wetlands, such as the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve in Carpinteria, are under stress from development, pollution and a rise in sea level.
Kyle Cavanaugh/UCLA

California’s coastal wetlands are projected to disappear entirely by the end of the century due to stress from climate change, pollution, and human development. However, a new UCLA study published in Global Change Biology reveals that changes to coastal infrastructure such as reconfiguring bridges and removing levees could help preserve, and even expand, Read more