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Collaborators celebrate the unveiling of a new bus shelter in Oasis, California

New shade shelter prototype aims to keep transit riders cool

Community-driven research strives to prevent heat-related illnesses
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Heat waves aren’t going anywhere. Here’s how we can prepare.

UCLA’s V. Kelly Turner takes a multi-pronged approach that emphasizes equitable solutions to this dangerous problem
A map from the HPI: Extreme Heat Edition, showing where in Southern California will experience comparatively more extreme heat days in mid-century.

Who will be most impacted by rising temperatures in California?

New online mapping tool helps the state prepare for extreme heat

Most major U.S. cities are underprepared for rising temperatures

A UCLA-led analysis highlights gaps in municipal planning for often-deadly rising temperatures

California is making big, hyperlocal investments to fight climate change — and it’s working

New UCLA progress reports show how the Transformative Climate Communities program is improving the lives of Californians
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California needs a people-focused and equity-driven approach to address extreme heat

New research aims to further inform the state’s heat planning, legislative and budget decisions
A large pile of plastic waste in a landfill

Uncovering the perils of plastics

New analysis provides a comprehensive account of the health, economic and environmental harms associated with plastics.

Insights from an environmental pioneer

Mary Nichols, longtime champion of emission regulation in California, offers a roadmap toward a cleaner transportation future at a UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture.
A headshot of Rae Spriggs outdoors in front of palm trees

Meet Rae Spriggs, Our Climate Action Research Manager

Join us in welcoming Rae to the Luskin Center for Innovation team!