Fellows in the News

Women in Comms capped off a productive, insightful and fun afternoon spent discussing the future of technology and the progress being made for women in the industry by recognizing two women who are leading the charge on technology and making a material difference for women in comms. Congratulations...Read more >
Here are some of the ways in which companies and business leaders can stay the course, with or without the support of the powers that be. ... Following Trump’s decision to withdraw from the climate deal, Elon Musk has stepped down from the president’s advisory council, as has Disney CEO...Read more >
Fellow Jason Grumet appeared on a PBS News Hour segment that dug into President Trump's reasons why he thought the Paris climate accord was a bad idea. Watch the segment on YouTube...Read more >
The March for Science has come and gone, but the team that sparked the movement still hasn't taken a breather. “I thought that after the march I would get back to my day job, but that’s not what happened,” said Fellow Ayana Johnson, a marine biologist and ocean conservation consultant who served as co-director of partnerships for the event.Read more >
Like many warriors, Shaye Wolf is ready to march. She says Pres. Donald Trump’s administration is carrying out a “war on science” with proposed cuts in scientific research funding and appointments of climate change deniers to top positions. So Wolf, climate science director with...Read more >
Farmers seeking to invest in crops with limited environmental impact should read up on a new report suggesting mushrooms are among the friendliest on the planet. A summary of the two-year study says it takes just 0.7 lb. of CO2 equivalent emissions to produce 1 lb. of mushrooms, according to...Read more >
The U.S. Navy is enlisting the help of seals – but not the kind of highly trained special operatives with whom it usually associates. Real seals, specifically their whiskers, may be the key to a new way for ships and underwater vehicles to sense their environment, scientists think. When a...Read more >
As the dust settles on President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to critical transportation funding, Bay Area leaders are calling the plan hypocritical in light of the administration’s frequently touted but as yet unseen $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan. The proposed 13 percent cut...Read more >
Researchers have revealed that declining plant diversity — from habitat loss, human use, and other environmental pressures — causes plants to flower earlier, and that the effects of diversity loss on the timing of flowering are similar in magnitude to the effects of global warming. The...Read more >
The sleepy East Bay suburbs of Newark, Union City, Castro Valley and Fremont may seem like an unlikely locale for the latest battleground between public transit operators and ride-booking services, such as Uber and Lyft. But it’s here that AC Transit, which operates buses in Alameda and...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Strengthening Resiliency in Sierra Nevada Meadows
Doug Johnson sees the increasingly severe drought in California as a chance to educate people about the importance of invasive plant management at the landscape level in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Sierras are an important source of water for all of California, with snowpack formed in winter melting over the spring and summer months and running down to the dry parts of the state. Invasives, some of which are known to be water hungry compared to competing vegetation, can reduce the capacity of Sierra meadows to perform this valuable function. For the state’s residents and agricultural industry, this could make a bad problem worse.Read more >

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