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.
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Meet Rae Spriggs, Our Climate Action Research Manager

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

More Nuance Is Needed to Accurately Measure Extreme Heat in Cities

A research team led by V. Kelly Turner calls for more comprehensive urban heat data — an essential element of any strategy to cool cities down.

Join Our Team! We’re Hiring a Manager of Climate Action Research

We’re hiring a proactive, collaborative leader to facilitate climate action research and amplify its impact.

How Can California Protect Its Water Supply From Wildfire?

Stakeholders from across disciplines and institutions offer recommendations to ensure safe, reliable water supply amid a growing wildfire threat.