Fellows in the News

Aug 10, 2019
Fellow Pamela McElwee was one of the lead authors of the recently released IPCC report on climate change and land use . From The New York Times : The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change...Read more >
Aug 4, 2019
Matt Dixit Moffa was the Planning Project Director for the Trust for Public Land on the recently completed Health Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop and Caldwell Counties in Texas. Read the reportRead more >
Aug 4, 2019
Melting Himalayan glaciers are releasing decades of accumulated pollutants into downstream ecosystems, according to a new study. The new research in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres finds chemicals used in pesticides that have been accumulating in glaciers and ice sheets around...Read more >
Aug 4, 2019
July 2019 is now the hottest month in recorded history, the U.N. confirmed on Thursday. At a press conference in New York, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres announced that the month of July had reached 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a figure that “at least equaled if not...Read more >
Jul 23, 2019
Results from a recent study examining what's in organic versus conventional milk show that the majority of samples of conventional, non-organic milk tested positive for certain low, chronic levels of pesticides, illegal antibiotics and growth hormones. The organic samples tested at either much...Read more >
Jul 23, 2019
How much death can a species tolerate? Researchers have estimated the number of North Atlantic right whales that could be killed every year while still maintaining a stable population. “That number is 0.9,” says Sarah Sharp , from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Six have died this month...Read more >
Jul 23, 2019
Sometimes modern problems require ancient solutions. A 1,400-year-old Peruvian method of diverting water could supply up to 40,000 Olympic-size swimming pools' worth of water to Lima each year. That information comes from a new study published in Nature Sustainability. It's one example of how...Read more >
Jul 23, 2019
Beekeepers could be fuelling the worrying decline of wild bees, new research suggests. Wild bumblebees can contract diseases from domestic honeybees if they share the same flowers, according to new US research which suggests domestic beehives should be kept out of areas home to particularly...Read more >
Jul 21, 2019
New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years, similar to the flooding that has struck Louisiana and the Midwest, may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. By knocking chemicals loose from soil, homes, industrial-waste sites or other...Read more >
Jul 8, 2019
The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully beaked puffins. Fishing groups sued in federal court against creation of Northeast Canyons and...Read more >

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Go Botany! Engaging Budding Botanists Using Technology
Elizabeth Farnsworth is Senior Research Ecologist with the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS), and a biologist, educator, and scientific illustrator. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the botanical...Read more >

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