2017 Media Watch Archives

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Catalina Sea Ranch snags federal grant to start kelp farming

Orange County Register -
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, grant was part of a $22 million nationwide research disbursement that included $1.8 million for macroalgae cultivation research at UC Irvine.

How California might look if it was 100 percent carbon neutral

Orange County Register -
UC Irvine researcher Jack Brouwer, a professor of mechanical engineering, said SB 100 didn’t go far enough. Under a bill focused on decarbonizing the electric grid, homes could move more toward electrifying appliances which could be a lifestyle shift for some Californians, Brouwer said.

Poseidon's environmental plan doesn't halt criticism of proposed desalination plant

Daily Pilot -
Sunny Jiang, chairwoman of UC Irvine’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, said the plan shows Poseidon is working toward making the plant more environmentally sustainable.
U.S. News & World Report

10 Colleges With the Most Applications

U.S. News & World Report -
Many colleges have large applicant pools. But some schools have enough applicants to fill a football stadium, making the admissions process feel as stressful as trying to win a homecoming game.

UC Irvine hosts aerospace expo

Daily Pilot -
UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering hosted an Aerospace Symposium and Expo on Thursday afternoon at the campus.
The Washington Post

Hurricane Harvey shows how we underestimate flooding risks in coastal cities, scientists say

The Washington Post -
“Always when there is a hurricane, you have compounding effects of ocean flooding — surge — and terrestrial flooding,” said Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor of hydrology and remote sensing at the University of California at Irvine.
E&E News

5 questions and answers about climate change and Harvey

E&E News -
The threat to low-lying coastal areas, such as Houston, from both rising sea levels and terrestrial flooding will only increase as the climate warms, said Amir AghaKouchak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine.
KQED News

In Latest Hyperloop Design Competition, a Need for Speed

KQED News -
Design teams from all over the globe gathered near Los Angeles over the weekend for an unusual competition. The prize was a claim to nerd fame: Who can design the fastest Hyperloop pod in the world?
CBS Los Angeles

Students Compete To Design Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

CBS Los Angeles -
“We actually designed, prototyped and built these air levitation skis ourselves,” said Arwa Tizani, UC Irvine team captain. Tizani just graduated with a civil engineering major and is doing her masters at UC Irvine as well in mechanical and aerospace engineering. “I love this. This project has changed my life,” said Tizani.
PBS SoCal

Desalting seawater:the costs and benefits of bringing water.

PBS SoCal -
Some say it is the best solution to finding a drought proof source of water for California, others say it is an environmental disaster for our beloved beaches.

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