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COP27: Al Gore
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during a session at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit on Wednesday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 summit: Eyes on Russia-Ukraine as global energy, food insecurity threaten U.N. climate ambitions

USC experts weigh in on the impacts of the protracted conflict on climate change as world leaders convene for the annual climate summit — an event being held against the backdrop of Russian supply chain manipulation.

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People casting voting ballots in a box
The latest USC Schwarzenegger Institute-USC Price California Issues Poll provides a snapshot of California voters’ attitudes ahead of this year’s midterm elections.(Photo/Edmond Dantès via Pexels)

USC poll highlights the economy, homelessness and violence against election workers as top voter issues

A recent USC Price poll shows that Golden State voters agree on many issues, such as concerns about inflation and homelessness, but that they are significantly divided on questions about free speech and environmental regulation.

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African american man inserting plug into the electric car charging socket
The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act boosted incentives for car-hungry Americans to buy electric vehicles. (Photo/iStock)

Q&A: New incentives could electrify the car market, but old roadblocks remain

California approved regulations banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035, an action aimed at addressing climate change that could speed the nation’s transition to electric vehicles. How will incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act affect the hot electric vehicle market? USC Assistant Professor Hovig Tchalian weighs in.