Colonialism, the climate crisis, and the need to center Indigenous voices
Deniss Martinez writes: as world leaders gather at COP26, we need acknowledge the historical root causes of the climate crisis.
Mercury clean up proposed in Penobscot River
Karen Merritt studied mercury contamination in the river as a 2006 Switzer Fellow. She recently returned to work on a report leading to a settlement to clean it up.
Deadly spread of tree disease driven by climate change
Joan Dudney's research discovered elusive evidence into how climate change and drought shifted white pine blister rust into higher elevations.
Globally, we generate $120 billion of agricultural waste every year. What farmers cannot sell, they often burn, with catastrophic consequences for human health and the environment. Takachar has developed a cheap, small-scale, portable technology that attaches to tractors in remote farms. The award-winning machine converts crop residues into sellable bio-products like fuel and fertilizer, and reduces smoke emissions by up to 98%.