• A firefighter stands facing away from the camera, toward a structure burning with bright orange flames

    Chemical effects on female thyroid levels

    Jessica Trowbridge studies how common chemicals affect female thyroid levels, including firefighting chemicals on women firefighters. 

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  • Daisy Benitez, Erik Martinez, Kimberley Miner, Lisa Stoddard

    Meet the new Fellows Advisory Committee Members

    We’re excited to welcome four new members to the FAC: Daisy Benitez, Erik Martinez, Kimberley Miner, and Lisa Stoddard! 

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  • Community members working the land at El Huerto. (Image still from documentary by Luis Enrique González Lozano)

    Transforming abandoned land to build food sovereignty

    Luis Alexis Rodríguez Cruz reports: after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican activists turn abandoned land into a community garden.

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Leadership Story

This in-depth conversation with Dr. Brittani Orona (Hupa, Hoopa Valley Tribe) on the Cal Ag Roots WELL podcast digs into the concept and practice of the Landback movement in California, including the deep history of Native resistance in the state. It also explores Brittani’s background and new role at San Diego State University.

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Jan 26, 2023
The need for global-scale, open access, fit-for-purpose coastal and inland water quality information is shared by scientists, decision-makers, industry professionals, and the general public...Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
Kimberly Miner was interviewed by the Daily Show and an NBC News segment about how climate change has fueled recent extreme weather events and flooding in California. “Climate change is warming the...Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
Naomi Fraga wrote on Twitter: "I am so incredibly grateful for this California rain, but I am also anticipating the inevitable... The dreaded conversations about the "superbloom". You might be saying, what the heck Naomi, you are a botanist, don't you love superblooms?"Read more >
Jan 26, 2023
“One of our biggest recommendations was the need for a type of clearinghouse for decision makers to be able to bring together these different types of information,” Hsu said. “It’s currently very scattershot and everyone’s doing their own thing, and that’s created an incredibly heterogeneous and patchwork landscape of this data.”Read more >

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