Fellows in the News

Mar 12, 2020
For more than three years, the Trump administration has prided itself on working with industry to unshackle companies from burdensome environmental regulations. But as the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize the latest in a long line of rollbacks, the nation’s power sector has sent...Read more >
Mar 12, 2020
In the face of potential climate catastrophe, some have questioned whether it’s moral to become a parent — is such a burden fair to the broken planet, or to the child who would inherit it? But Sarah Myhre, a climate scientist in Seattle and the mother of a 6-year-old son, rejects this line of...Read more >
Mar 12, 2020
Tamara Marcus has received an American Scandinavian Foundation fellowship to return to Abisko, Sweden for nine months to continue her research on lake sediments and Sami data access issues.Read more >
Mar 12, 2020
From a press release from sistema.bio , the company started by Fellow Alex Eaton: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled Sistema.bio was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to...Read more >
Feb 16, 2020
Fellow Candice Youngblood published a Note in UC Berkeley's Ecology Law Quarterly journal that seeks to paint a picture of what working toward environmental justice should look like.Read more >
Feb 9, 2020
In cities around the country, if you want to understand the history of a neighborhood, you might want to do the same thing you'd do to measure human health: Check its temperature. That's what a group of researchers did, and they found that neighborhoods with higher temperatures were often the same...Read more >
Feb 3, 2020
Supporters and opponents of the Strauss Wind Energy Project agree on one point: San Miguelito Canyon is unique. .... Golden eagles aren’t the only protected species found in San Miguelito Canyon. It’s also a significant location for the endangered Gaviota tarplant. The yellow petals on this...Read more >
Jan 15, 2020
Bruni Pizarro served on New Haven Mayor Elicker's transition team and worked on the Environment and Climate change section of his transition report .Read more >
Jan 15, 2020
An expert in resettlement and forced migration of Puerto Rican women and families is taking over temporary leadership of one of New Haven’s leading Latino organizations as it seeks its second new executive director in 16 months. The temporary executive director is Brunilda Pizarro. She is stepping...Read more >
Jan 15, 2020
Zully Juarez and team have published an article in IJERPH about the program they implemented that incorporated air monitoring and storytelling with youth in environmental justice organizations around the Los Angeles area.Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Maria Fernández-Giménez: Mongolian research leads to country's highest honor
Switzer Fellow and Colorado State University Professor Maria Fernández-Giménez has received the Order of the Polar Star from the government of Mongolia, the highest civilian honor the country presents to foreign nationals. Fernández-Giménez was selected due to her long-standing commitment to researching Mongolia’s extensive rangelands and how natural and human communities are adapting to ecological and economic change.Read more >

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