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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.
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State can do more to protect Californians from extreme heat

Top environmental policy experts say a comprehensive approach is needed to deal with state’s deadliest global-warming side effect

LCI Aims to Help Shape President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative

Report by Luskin Center for Innovation provides framework for environmental justice in disadvantaged communities.
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Turner and Colleagues Receive Grant to Pinpoint Sources of Heat Injustice

Through modeling, data and storytelling, researchers will explore why historically redlined neighborhoods face extreme heat burdens today.

Researchers Call for Attention to ‘Heat Governance’ to Protect Those Most at Risk from Extreme Heat

V. Kelly Turner and coauthors outline necessary components of an equitable strategy to address extreme heat