A recent discovery of nearly 800,000 pounds of the banned chemical near Santa Catalina Island sparks new research for an institution that has spent five decades helping Southern California manage its coasts.
Among the past year’s efforts, researchers looked to create more resilient oysters, produce medicines from plastic and ensure transplanted coral have the best chance at saving dying reefs.
An art historian plumbs the archives of the Documerica project, an early Environmental Protection Agency effort to teach about environmental damage and how the agency prevents and repairs the harm.
USC Dornsife scholars work around the globe to understand and solve a range of issues involving our oceans and freshwater resources.
Plastic pollution is killing wildlife, clogging our waterways and even contaminating our blood. Meet some of the USC Dornsife students and alumni finding innovative ways to stem the plastic tsunami.
James Fawcett of the USC Sea Grant program at USC Dornsife explains how the line of ships floating off the coast waiting to offload goods is making a mark on the local environment. [5 min read]
Air pollution diminishes the mental health benefits of exercise and may make a person more susceptible to Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to research by USC Dornsife and Arizona neuroscientists. [1¾ min read]
The latest USC Dornsife-Union Bank LABarometer survey shows that the effects of climate change have impacted Los Angeles County residents in a variety of ways including mental health. [5 min read]
Winners will receive cash prizes to help fund their entrepreneurial ventures. [5¼ min read]