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Science/Technology
Environmentally friendly ideas and products
Kelp has the potential to become the biofuel of the future. USC Dornsife researchers are currently testing a method designed to grow enough of the seaweed to transform the energy landscape. (Illustration/Dan Stiles)

Environmental ingenuity: These creative business ideas aim to be both sustainable and successful

Cars that run on kelp. Cosmetics made from waste. USC Dornsife researchers are creating new products designed to both mend the planet and make it in the marketplace.

Policy/Law
New committee to advise on federal environmental policy
In response to the number of regulatory modifications under consideration at the EPA, the newly created External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee will offer recommendations related to federal environmental policy. (Photo/iStock)

USC economist named to new independent committee focused on U.S. environmental policy

Antonio Bento, professor of public policy and economics at the USC Price School of Public Policy, was named an inaugural member of the executive committee of the new research entity.