Fellows in the News

Approximately 95 percent of global fishing is conducted in small-scale boats, often unequipped with AIS (Automated Identification System) technology. As a result, most small-scale fishing activity goes untracked. Transparency in fishing behavior provides both benefits to the environment and...Read more >
The U.S. is one of the largest consumers of wood and paper products. Recent investigations into illegal logging in Russia, the Amazon, South East Asia and Africa indicate it’s a widespread and highly lucrative enterprise. It’s also highly destructive – causing the loss of ancient...Read more >
Prior research has found that low socioeconomic status (SES) populations and minorities in some areas reside in communities with disproportionate exposure to hazardous chemicals. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the relevance of socio-demographic characteristics on the presence of...Read more >
A first-of-its-kind analysis of the health impacts in the U.S. from ozone smog pollution caused by the oil and gas industry found that pollution will take a toll on Bay State kids. The "Gasping for Air" report by the Clean Air Task Force said that even people who live far away from...Read more >
Oceanic manta rays–often thought to take epic migrations–might actually be homebodies, according to a new study. A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team studied satellite-tracked manta rays to shed light on the lives of these...Read more >
Forests could actually turn into a source of CO2, according to a study that paired climate forecasts with an analysis of records on more than two million trees across North America. Scientists have considered forests a potential barrier to climate change, since plants on land take up about 25...Read more >
As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government announced Monday: decisive action on climate change. In a final plan to save an animal that greatly depends on ice to catch prey and...Read more >
In the early 1960s, a young ornithologist successfully persuaded Vietnam ’s top leaders, including its founding president, Ho Chi Minh, to designate a tract of land near the capital as the country’s first national park. “They listened to this guy who goes out and watches birds,...Read more >
Ecosystems of California , a comprehensive reference on California's remarkable ecological abundance, has won double honors in the 2017 PROSE Awards , the publishing industry's top awards for professional and scholarly works. Coedited by Erika Zavaleta, professor of ecology and evolutionary...Read more >
Curtis Daelher coauthored the paper 'Selecting predictors to maximize the transferability of species distribution models: lessons from cross-continental plant invasions' in the March 2017 edition of Global Ecology & Biogeography. Read more...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Journey Up Coal River
2000 Fellow Jen Osha, Founder and President of Aurora Lights, an NGO based in Morgantown, West Virginia, has announced the production of a CD, called "Still Moving Mountains: The Journey Home...Read more >

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