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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

UCLA Study Offers Strategy for Freeway Congestion Pricing That Reduces Burden on Low-income Residents

UCLA transportation experts outline ways that California could implement congestion pricing while minimizing the financial burden on low-income residents.
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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.

Who Is Making Decisions About Your Tap Water?

To address the pervasive lack of transparency in water governance, we launched the Los Angeles County Water Governance Mapping Tool.

New Solutions-Focused Lab Aims to Further Advance Access to Affordable, Safe Water

UCLA’s Human Right to Water Solutions Lab expands research across the country to support policy, advocacy and civic leadership.

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.

Gas Bill Debt Disproportionately Burdens Low-Income Neighborhoods

As California’s utility shutoff ban ends, UCLA research shows where unpaid gas utility bills proliferated amid the pandemic.
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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
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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.