Fellows in the News

Oct 19, 2020
The California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) announced its inaugural Steering Committee earlier this month. Seating the Steering Committee represents another major step forward for the Consortium and for open and transparent water data in California. In partnership with their Board, the...Read more >
Oct 19, 2020
For decades, families across a swath of southeast Los Angeles County have lived in an environmental disaster zone, their kids playing in yards polluted with brain-damaging lead while they wait on a state agency to remove contaminated soil from thousands of homes. Now, the cleanup faces even greater...Read more >
Oct 19, 2020
Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA), a new student group dedicated to holding the legal industry accountable for its role in the climate crisis, just released the 2020 Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard . The report offers the first comprehensive review of its kind, analyzing the ways in...Read more >
Oct 19, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for millions of people across the United States. Yet, there is a lack of rapid and reliable information about the scope of its impact and potential solutions in underserved areas such as the rural U.S. West. Current information relies on national surveys...Read more >
Oct 19, 2020
Abstract Rebates incentivize clean vehicle adoption but may raise equity concerns because upfront capital is required for vehicle acquisition, limiting access for low-income households. Since poorer communities typically experience worse air quality than their wealthier counterparts, rebates also...Read more >
Oct 19, 2020
In July, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners announced the winners of the inaugural Coastal Pollution Challenge , created to support the development of innovative solutions to reduce nutrient pollution plaguing the globe’s waterways. The winners are three start-up companies and a university. .....Read more >
Oct 10, 2020
Four Yale graduate students will receive support for their environmental work and scholarship as 2020 Switzer Environmental Fellows. They are Camila Bustos of the Law School; Gillian Lui of the School of Management; and Katie Pofahl and Ashley Stewart of the School of the Environment. The Yale...Read more >
Oct 10, 2020
Two students from the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) have been named recipients of Switzer Environmental Fellowships , a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders. Katie Pofahl ’21 MEM and Ashley Stewart ’21 MEM were among 20 students to receive the fellowships, which are...Read more >
Oct 10, 2020
Olivia Walton was selected by The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for its fifth class of 30 leaders under the age of 30. She will join a growing class of young leaders using environmental education to build sustainable and equitable communities around the world. The...Read more >
Sep 15, 2020
Under the hood, Facebook — the sixth most visited website, according to Alexa — is basically a bunch of data centers. Those data centers use up loads of energy, consuming up to 50 times the energy of a typical commercial office building of the same size, the US Department of Energy says. In fact,...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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