Fellows in the News

Our Geek of the Week is Dr. Tom Gill, Professor of Environmental Science at UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso ! Favorite non-weather hobby: Landscape photography Favorite type of weather: Dust storms! I am an expert on dust storms and have been studying them for over 30 years. Most...Read more >
Peter Douglas Vickery, 67, of Richmond, died at his home on the morning of Feb. 28, 2017, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 18, 1949, in Oxford, England, to Walter Neef Vickery and Eugenia Belikoff Vickery. Peter's lifelong passion was birds. He was known throughout...Read more >
Well-regulated and well-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) established in biologically significant places benefit marine wildlife [1]. One lingering question, however, has been about the value of MPAs for conserving highly-mobile species, like sharks, that move easily across their boundaries...Read more >
Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. ... Brian Bowen Regulatory Affairs Manager, Midwest, FirstFuel Software Brian Bowen manages regulatory affairs and market...Read more >
Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging. For this episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Dr. Jennifer O'Leary, a...Read more >
The US helped forge the Paris agreement for international reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. Now the election of Donald Trump is resetting the climate-diplomacy landscape, and casting a Green Climate Fund for developing nations into doubt. ... “I have nothing positive to say about the...Read more >
So now what? That’s the question those of us who care about the planet, its people — and, you know, basic human decency — have been asking since Election Day. Donald Trump, a climate denier who has promised to gut the Paris accord, scrap the Clean Power Plan, bring back coal, and...Read more >
Many environmentalists have expressed concern about the incoming Trump Administration, since several of the President-elect’s picks for cabinet appointments are people who question the human impact on climate. Many fear a government pullback from efforts to combat climate change. The...Read more >
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)—a network of more than 20,000 educators, researchers, and organizational members in more than 30 countries—has recognized Nicole Ardoin with one of its highest honors for “Outstanding Contributions to Research...Read more >
China’s dominance in wind, solar, and hydro energy is growing as the U.S. is falling behind, experts have said. A paper released in December by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) made the case that, even before Donald Trump took office, the U.S. was forfeiting its...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Developing a More Resilient Urban Water Supply
Despite rising temperatures, Californians this summer cut their water use significantly in an effort to help the state deal with a severe, ongoing drought. The reduction for two straight months — by more than 31 percent in July alone –caught many officials by surprise, but not Mike Antos, director of California State University, Northridge’s new Center for Urban Water Resilience.Read more >

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