• Physicians Should Talk Frankly About The Risks Of Chemical Exposures
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    Physicians Should Talk Frankly About The Risks Of Chemical Exposures

    Fellow Rachel Morello-Frosch argues chemical companies need to go further in proving their chemicals are safe for pregnant women.

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  • Thinking About Your Communications Goals and Objectives
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    Science Communications Goals and Objectives

    A recent PLOS One paper by social scientists described how scientists prioritize their communications objectives for public engagement.

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  • The Switzer Foundation: 30 Years of Environmental Leadership!
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    The Switzer Foundation: 30 Years of Environmental Leadership!

    In the last few months, we have hosted a whirlwind of events celebrating the Foundation’s 30th anniversary. 

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2016 Fellows announced! Read more about them and current grants.

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Marissa McMahan: Straight from the Scientist

Earlier this spring, COMPASS led a policy communications training for the Switzer Fellows in Washington, D.C. that included practicing communication skills and learning about the world of policymakers, and was capped by meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill. Marissa McMahan, a graduate student at Northeastern University who is studying the northern range expansion of black sea bass and how that affects both human and ecological systems in the Gulf of Maine, talks more about her experience in D.C.

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Jun 24, 2016
California Sea Grant is pleased to announce the selection of 12 outstanding doctoral graduate students and postdoctoral researchers as recipients of the 2016 Delta Science Fellowship. Awarded...Read more >
Jun 23, 2016
As part of the White House Water Summit, hosted today in honor of World Water Day, more than 150 institutions have announced their efforts to enhance the sustainability of water in the United States...Read more >
Jun 22, 2016
The Port of Los Angeles paid a Chinese government-owned shipping company $5 million in 2005 to equip cargo vessels to plug into electric shore power while at dock to keep their massive diesel engines...Read more >
Jun 21, 2016
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the...Read more >

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