Archive Tag: Transportation

Juan Matute, deputy director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about a North Carolina State University research project about the carbon footprint of electric scooters. The environmental cost of producing the scooters, their relatively short lifetimes, and the carbon generated while collecting the scooters for charging contribute to their surprisingly high carbon footprint, researchers found.

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The LA County Chief Sustainability Office released a “Discussion Draft” of the first-ever county sustainability plan entitled “OurCounty” on Friday, April 5. The plan seeks to equitably address a range of sustainability challenges facing Los Angeles County including energy use, water sourcing, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, housing, and air quality. 

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Patron filling up at the gas station. (Open source)

Ann Carlson, the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law at the UCLA School of Law, and Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, wrote an opinion piece published by the Washington Post tilted “Trump begins his biggest assault yet on the environment.” The opinion piece is focused Read more