• Response to "Why Organic Isn't Sustainable"
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    Response to "Why Organic Isn't Sustainable"

    2011 Fellow Jessica Shade is engaged in a debate with Forbes contributor Henry Miller over the sustainability of organic produce.

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    Connecting on Climate

    10 princliples of climate change communications, 7 psychological reasons for why we aren't acting, 
    and 1 report to help you communicate more effectively about climate change today.

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    We compiled a list of the top 50 folks Switzer Fellows follow on Twitter... and created a list so you can follow them, too!

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Studying the role of infectious disease and perceptions of ecological change

2014 Fellow Andrea Adams’s dissertation research involves the study of disappearing frogs in Southern California. “One species, the foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) disappeared from the region during a short period of time in the mid-1960s to early 1970s,” Andrea explains. “One thing that can cause such rapid declines in amphibians is the pathogenic amphibian chytrid fungus. I study this fungus’s distribution and disease dynamics in different amphibian species in Southern California to see if it could have been a major contributing factor to the disappearance of the foothill yellow-legged frog in the region. To do this, I conduct molecular work in the laboratory, as well as field and museum work.”

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Jan 30, 2015
With both Wal-Mart and Whole Foods moving aggressively to measure sustainability of their suppliers, Jeff Dlott believes meeting expectations of buyers can be both a requirement for doing business...Read more >
Jan 30, 2015
A coalition of environmental and social justice groups has come together to declare collective disgust with the spending of billions of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary subsidies for the oil and gas...Read more >
Jan 29, 2015
The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the U.S. government, alleging it has failed to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of offshore hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas...Read more >
Jan 29, 2015
Grist recently published an excellent overview of Frances Moore's research on how much climate change is going to cost us: How much is climate change going to cost us? How much is it worth to...Read more >

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