Fellows in the News

Jul 27, 2022
Matt Orosz's organization, OnePower , was nominated as a finalist for the 2022 AFSIA Minigrid of the Year Award. Nominees for a suite of awards were selected by a jury of professionals from across the solar energy sector in Africa. "Rewarded for their professionalism, their innovation, their...Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
A July 2022 article by the Atlantic, How to Successfully Smash Your Face Against a Tree , explores a recent study which refutes the widespread idea that woodpeckers have shock-absorbing heads. Switzer Fellow Margaret Rubega is quoted in the article saying "[the study] really lays to rest the idea...Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
On June 23, 2022, thirty-four members of the House of Representatives and 74 organizations submitted a letter to the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency requesting the agency to establish discharge standards for ships' ballast water that comply with the Clean Water Act. The letter,...Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
Sarah Myhre was interviewed in the Carbon Removal Newsroom Podcast with Nori on Carbon Accounting and Climate Justice in July 2022. Sarah, host Radhika and other guest Jane Zelikova discuss a recent commentary peice by Carton, Lund, and Dooley’s looking at assumptions often made in climate pledges...Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
On June 24, 2022, Sarah Uhl Smith testified before Congress in a hearing to review community perspectives on the public health, climate, jobs, and economic benefits of cutting methane pollution from oil and gas infrastructure. Sarah is Chief of Programs at the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). A member...Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
This spring, Zully Jaurez took a deeper dive into how frontline communities in Los Angeles, a city built on the world’s largest urban oil field, mobilized and ultimately won a ban on new oil drilling and begin phasing out existing wells in their city. She spoke with Wendy Miranda Arevalo , a...Read more >
Jul 27, 2022
Natalie Lord has launched the new website, A Rising Tide? , highlighting women’s experiences as oyster producers. The project is the first case study to analyze gender in Maine and New Hampshire's aquaculture industry through visual storytelling. Its goal is to share the photographic and narrative...Read more >
Jun 23, 2022
Studies by fellows Kathy Zeller and Sarah Reed find that wildlife is just not that into you, and that your presence has a big impact.Read more >
Jun 23, 2022
“We think Africans in rural areas should have the same quality of power as Africans in urban areas, and that should be the same quality power as everywhere else in the world,” Orosz says.Read more >
Jun 22, 2022
Vietnam has adopted a national Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PES) policy, which while primarily paying individual households for forest protection, has been flexible enough to allow for collective PES models to also arise.Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Becky Cushing
Becky Cushing, Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries director, is soaring. She is supervising six properties, hosting bird walks and organizing concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She says of her new home, "I feel like the Berkshires has all these hidden places to explore that make you feel like the first person to have found them."Read more >

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