Fellows in the News

“There will be more butts on bikes — and that’s a good thing.” That’s probably the most memorable line from the speaker’s podium during last week’s Ford GoBike launch in downtown Oakland, marking the first-ever arrival of bike sharing in the East Bay. But some supporters of the system say they’re...Read more >
Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places...Read more >
The Organic Center was part of a group of agricultural experts, researchers and academics that participated in the United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agriculture Development. Jessica Shade, director of science programs for the center, focused on sustainability solutions at the July 6 event in New...Read more >
For decades, California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has been trying to clean up the air in polluted neighborhoods — first as an activist, then as a legislator. Recently, she celebrated her most significant victory: Governor Jerry Brown needed her help to extend California’s cap-and-trade program...Read more >
Margaret Torn , a senior scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)’s Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA), has been named by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as a 2017 AGU Fellow. Every year, the AGU Fellows program recognizes members who have made exceptional...Read more >
Stitch by stitch, row by row, a bright and vibrant coral reef is growing at UC Santa Cruz. It's made out of wool, but it looks a lot like the real thing, with swirls, loops, coils, and squiggles galore. ... No one in the crochet circle strives for absolute perfection. To do so would be unnatural. “...Read more >
YOU HAVE NO real way of knowing if your town, your family, or your children face the kind of water contamination that exposed everyone in Flint, Michigan, to lead poisoning. Not because Flint is an outlier–it may, in fact, be the norm—but because no one has enough data to say for sure. ... Private...Read more >
Rising sea levels, as well as droughts and earthquakes, threaten the levees protecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta, which supplies 25 million Californians with fresh water. But the state’s solution isn’t to build higher but lower—150 ft below the earth. California’s Dept. of Water...Read more >
Donald Trump has made no secret about desires to rollback a wide range of regulations. While the extent to which he can be successful long term is still to be determined, there are important questions to consider as the regulatory reins are loosened. Among them, in what way might state-level...Read more >
Getting to 100 percent renewable energy in Hawaii by 20245 means granting energy access to "everyone, everywhere," said Holmes Hummel, director of Clean Energy Works and former senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Policy and International Affairs. "It gives me hope...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Sue Minter: A Determined Figure in the Rink
We are proud to announce Fellow Sue Minter recently won the Democratic primary race for Governor of Vermont! This profile from VTDigger.com offers an excellent overview of her career and motivation for running for Governor. We will continue to bring you coverage of her campaign and the election in coming months.Read more >

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