Fellows in the News

Jul 21, 2020
Five teams from across North America have been selected as finalists for the Connectivity Challenge , a $100,000 incentive prize launched by the CSU Salazar Center for North American Conservation late last year. One team will be chosen as the winner following a virtual pitch event on September 16...Read more >
Jul 18, 2020
Genie Bey is now an Environmental Protection Specialist with the DC Department of Energy and Environment. She is on the flood risk mitigation team within the Water Resources Protection and Mitigation Branch, working on green infrastructure planning and implementation for the District. Visit Genie's...Read more >
Jul 18, 2020
Dave Kramer has joined UT Austin as their Program Director of the Planet Texas 2050 program . The program happens to include support for a research team that Miriam Solis is on. Her research project is "Urban planning for an uncertain future: Climate change, equity, infrastructure, and health" -...Read more >
Jul 18, 2020
ABSTRACT Offshore wind farms are rapidly being permitted along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Exposure of northern gannet ( Morus bassanus ) to multiple wind farms could affect the population because gannets are vulnerable to both displacement and collision. A critical question is whether...Read more >
Jul 18, 2020
Fellow Alicia Daniel, Executive Director of the Vermont Master Naturalist Program, leads viewers on a spring hike to learn the characteristics of 10 common Northeast trees in this video.Read more >
Jul 16, 2020
Brenda Zollitsch, PhD is Senior Policy Analyst for the national nonprofit Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM). On June 22, 2020 the Trump Administration's new Navigable Waters Protection Act went into effect. This new rule replaces Obama's Clean Water Rule and significantly reduces the...Read more >
Jul 16, 2020
Anna Robuck is doctoral student working with Rainer Lohmann, Ph.D., at the University of Rhode Island SRP Center. For her externship, Robuck will travel to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to work with Mark Strynar, Ph.D., and James McCord, Ph.D., at the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and...Read more >
Jun 24, 2020
While PCR-based diagnostic tests have been used in medicine for decades, they have never been used as they being used now, for broad screening of the general public, with a single positive result accepted as proof of infection without regard to clinical signs or symptoms or epidemiological exposure. Andrew Cohen had the opportunity in the environmental setting—unlike anyone in the medical profession—to observe the disaster that unfolds when these tests are used that way. His research is now informing medicine, as many scientists who usually have nothing to do with viruses or infectious disease are turning their attention to COVID-19.Read more >
Jun 9, 2020
For people who live or work close to major roadways, air pollution — particularly ultrafine particles from vehicle exhaust — can pose a serious health threat. In this episode, Christina Fuller, an environmental epidemiologist and assistant professor in the School of Public Health, discusses her...Read more >
Jun 9, 2020
Current marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean need to be at least doubled to adequately safeguard the biodiversity of the Antarctic, according to a new CU Boulder study published in April on Earth Day, in the journal PLOS ONE . Proposals under consideration by an international council this...Read more >

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Fostering Community Strategies For Saving the World's Oceans
To conservationist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, getting coastal communities involved in plans to protect their waters is critical for protecting the planet's oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she talks about her work in one Caribbean island and how it shows how such a strategy can get results.Read more >

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