Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders was recently interviewed as part of a piece exploring how coastal communities are thinking more about new ways to keep sand on the beaches, providing an important buffer between waves and infrastructure. Read the full piece at the OC Register.
For the past half century, the University of California, Irvine has been home to some of the world’s leading experts on the environment, energy, oceans and atmosphere in the Golden State. To share their stories, UCI launched a web special report, “California’s Climate Crisis.” Through its three main sections – […]
Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders was recently interviewed as part of a piece exploring how the lack of beach nourishment is threatening infrastructure and homes along California’s coast. Read the full piece at the LA Times.
In an op-ed published by the LA Times, Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders describes how sand deposits, sediment management, and climate change combine to create challenges for beaches in Southern California. Beyond erosion on beaches themselves, lack of sand deposits also impacts infrastructure in communities along […]
The Blum Center’s Small Change, Better World program was highlighted in the 2021 Brilliant Future Campaign Annual Report. The feature piece profiles a project by Caitlin Roque that exemplifies the program’s mission to fund small but meaningful community projects that students can design and implement. Read the full story to learn how […]
Through the NOAA North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal awards, the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association has been selected as a 2021 funding recipient. A key collaborator of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association project will improve social-ecological resilience in the Tijuana River […]
The UCI School of Social Ecology recent published a feature article about the Pandemic Histories Archive. Over 180 students have contributed to the archive project over the past 18 months, recording observations and experiences related to the pandemic and key social justice issues of the day. Read more about the […]
L.L.BEAN is funding Blum Center research on the science of awe. By Mimi Ko Cruz American outdoor brand L.L.Bean has partnered with Paul Piff, associate professor of psychological science, to research the mental, social and health benefits of experiencing awe through time spent outside. Participation in outdoor activities grew over […]
Newly published research by Andrew Gregory, Jordi Quoidbach, Claudia Haase, and Blum Center Associate Director Paul Piff identifies one of the unexpected upsides of uncertainty. The research, titled “Be here now: Perceptions of uncertainty enhance savoring,” showed that people exposed to feelings of uncertainty were more likely to savor positive emotions in […]
The Himalayan glaciers are vital for planetary health and the well-being of the Himalayan region. Our research on planetary health focuses on understanding the impacts that human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems have on public health. The melting Himalayan glaciers’ impacts on planetary health will impact current and future generations […]