Fellows in the News

... All these patterns of energy consumption and production reinforce the divergence between red and blue America in their exposure to demographic and cultural change, and the transition more broadly to a knowledge-based information economy. Across all these divides, Democrats now rely on a "...Read more >
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Sea Grant announced the finalists for the 2019 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working in federal government offices in...Read more >
Fellow Amy Rogers' work on an innovative initiative that protects tropical rainforests through the direct trade of strategic understory crops was featured on Voice America. Listen to the episodeRead more >
Infinite Earth Radio, a weekly podcast featuring thought leaders and change agents who are building smarter more sustainable and more equitable communities and businesses, interviewed Fellow Mike Antos on the intersection of homelessness and water management. Listen to episode 106 (part 1) Listen...Read more >
Fellow Asa Bradman published recently on whether buffer zones around schools in agricultural areas will be adequate to protect children from the potential adverse effects of pesticide exposure? Abstract California has proposed limiting agricultural pesticide use within 0.4 km of schools and...Read more >
Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability A new book co-edited by Fellow Melissa K. Nelson and Daniel Shilling, published by Cambridge University Press This book examines the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and how it...Read more >
Fellow Eric Jay Dolin has just published his newest book, Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates . Catch him at one of his upcoming speaking engagements in New England, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, D.C., Virginia, and Florida. See a list of engagementsRead more >
Highlights Legacy pollutants melting from Silvretta Glacier, Switzerland are re-entering the watershed. Current levels of released PCB may pose a risk to lifetime consumers in the watershed. Highest risk levels are predicated on bioaccumulation through fish consumption. Regions where glacial...Read more >
Lauren Richter has published an article in Social Studies of Science, "Non-stick science: Sixty years of research and (in)action on fluorinated compounds" about how the risks of PFASs have been both structurally hidden and unexamined by existing regulatory and industry practice. Abstract...Read more >
To assess the presence of organochlorine pollutants (OCP) in Alaskan sub-Arctic latitudes, Fellow Kimberley Miner analyzed ice core and meltwater samples from Jarvis Glacier, a polythermal glacier in Interior Alaska. Jarvis Glacier is receding as atmospheric warming continues throughout the region...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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