Fellows in the News

Nov 2, 2020
Cassandra Brooks discusses the global challenges and successes to protect Antarctica in Episode 3 of the new PBS series, The Age of Nature. Series description: Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways we can...Read more >
Nov 2, 2020
Amy Luers has joined Microsoft as the company's Global Lead, Sustainability Science. She posted on LinkedIn what excites her about the role: (1) Corporate sustainability led by science. Microsoft has committed to operating carbon negative, zero waste,& water positive by 2030. To ensure that...Read more >
Oct 27, 2020
Aram Calhoun has been awarded a Conservation Leadership Award by the Natural Resources Council of Maine for providing her expertise and leadership in the effort to protect Maine's vernal pools, including as a scientific expert supporting our work to stop the CMP corridor project. Aram is a...Read more >
Oct 27, 2020
On October 20, Nick Jensen provided testimony before the California State Assembly on the connections between plants, climate change and wildfire. You can watch his testimony starting at timecode 01:02:46 in the video below. He spoke for more than 45 minutes. You can also view the full agenda and...Read more >
Oct 27, 2020
It is abundantly clear that climate change is not a future event; it is happening now, and it affects our lives, and our health. In a new report from The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Fellow Laura Bozzi and Robert Dubrow tracked 19 indicators on climate change and health in Connecticut across four broad categories — temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases, and air quality — and found disturbing trends in each.Read more >
Oct 27, 2020
At the annual UN General Assembly, President Xi of China pledged that his nation would peak its carbon emissions before 2030 and hit net zero emissions by 2060, without revealing how the nation plans to reach those goals. Joe Aldy, an economist and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy...Read more >
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 >

Spotlight on Leadership

Jennifer O'Leary: Pew Fellowship funds Cal Poly biologist's study of Indian Ocean
Fellow Jennifer O’Leary recently received a prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation and is freshly back on California's Central Coast from management and conservation work she’s doing in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean partially supported by a Switzer Leadership Grant.Read more >

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