Fellows in the News

Nov 23, 2022
Andrew Cohen's op-ed in the Hill, the pollution EPA refuses to regulate , describes the consequences of failing to regulate ballast water discharges. Ballast water inadvertently transports invasive aquatic species and human and animal pathogens around the world. Cohen writes, "at its enactment, the...Read more >
Nov 23, 2022
Kristy Deiner's organization SimplexDNA has published the Franklin: Digital eDNA tokens to better preserve life on Earth . The white paper outlines their Proof-of-Life Protocol” for biodiversity tokenisation. Their announcement states "in order to make biodiversity an investable and reliable asset...Read more >
Nov 23, 2022
An international group of scientists calling for protective limits on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Their paper in the journal Science reports that current levels of fishing, combined with climate change, are taking a concerning toll on a diverse ecosystem of global significance.Read more >
Nov 23, 2022
On many occasions, Brooks says, she was told that working in conservation wouldn’t pay, that she would struggle to earn a living, that she wouldn’t be rewarded for it. Now she’s being rewarded for it by the Explorers Club and the Society of Women Geographers.Read more >
Nov 22, 2022
Clara Fang's report, Centering Equity in Climate Resilience Planning and Action: a Practitioner’s Guide, has been published by NOAA as part of its new climate resilience and adaptation practitioner national handbook for climate resilience, Implementing the Steps to Resilience: A Practitioner's Guide.Read more >
Nov 22, 2022
Monitored wildlife populations - mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish - have seen a devastating 69% drop on average since 1970, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) 2022. The report highlights the stark outlook of the state of nature and urgently warns governments, businesses and...Read more >
Nov 22, 2022
The Biden-Harris Administration named Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., as NOAA’s chief scientist. Kapnick will serve as the senior scientist for the agency, advancing policy and program direction for NOAA’s science and technology priorities. “It is an honor to return to NOAA and serve as the chief scientist," said Kapnick.Read more >
Oct 6, 2022
My Side of the Mountain meets Greta Thunberg in this heartfelt, exciting novel about one girl’s growing awareness of herself, the world, and the relationship between the two," writes publisher Chronicle books.Read more >
Sep 28, 2022
“In the face of global climate and biodiversity crises, CNPS’s mission to save California’s native plants and habitats has never been more relevant,” Jun said. “I’m thrilled to be joining an amazing team of people working to power the native plant movement through both head and heart.”Read more >
Sep 28, 2022
This new model represents an evaluation capacity building process to fully develop educators’ evaluation literacy, acknowledging the cyclical nature of learning, applying, and refining ones’ understanding and skills. The model serves as a tool for facilitators of ECB to apply in informal science contexts.Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

“Climate change will increase the global burden of infectious diseases such as malaria, Zika and Lyme disease,” says 2017 Fellow Dev Vashishtha. “We are also seeing changes in pollen patterns and increases in asthma diagnoses. We know that the poor and people of color will be the hardest hit. My interest in climate change is closely tied to my interest in public health and disease prevention.”Read more >

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