Fellows in the News

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 >
Jul 8, 2019
Wood frogs lie frozen in suspended animation. Salamanders wait below the frost line for the signal to return where they were born. A trifecta of thawing ground, favorable temperature and rain cues them to emerge and migrate to vernal pools for nights of communal courtship and explosive breeding...Read more >
Jul 8, 2019
Fellow Kristen Pratt Kalaman has joined the team at Resource Innovations. As their new Program Manager she will be focused on income-qualified energy efficiency programs in northern Illinois in partnership with community action agencies and local electric and gas utilities. Learn more about...Read more >
Jul 8, 2019
Fellow Candice Kim was honored by East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice in their 6th Annual Fighting For Life Celebration, which recognizes the work of social justice fighters that have been at the forefront with communities demanding an end to environmental racism. The event was held...Read more >
Jun 9, 2019
Fellow Dena Adler, a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia Law School and a Climate Law Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, follows up her Year One report on the Trump administration with Year Two.Read more >
Jun 5, 2019
Laura Wisland has joined the Heising-Simons Foundation as a Program Officer. Read more on Laura's LinkedIn profileRead more >
Jun 5, 2019
A green wave is sweeping through Washington, and it’s picking up Republicans who are eager to share their ideas on clean energy and climate change. Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander has talked about launching a “ Manhattan Project for Clean Energy. ” Oklahoma representative Frank Lucas, ranking...Read more >
May 2, 2019
Editor's note: Fellow Lauren Howe recently won the USAID Agrilinks Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest with the following post about her work in Ethiopia with sweet potato leaves, which first appeared on the Agrilinks website . Research has shown that people may need to experience a new food...Read more >
May 1, 2019
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announces the release of A Framework and Tool for Evaluating California's Progress in Achieving the Human Right to Water. This draft report describes an approach for evaluating the adequacy of water quality, accessibility and...Read more >
May 1, 2019
In 2018 Fellow Daniel Orenstein helped narrate an interactive website for an EU-funded project he participated in. The ECOPOTENTIAL project uses Earth Observation analyses in the Israeli desert to examine natural and human-induced changes in the landscape and assesses ecosystem services for...Read more >

Spotlight on Leadership

Innovative Weatherization in Chicago
Kristen Pratt is the Program Coordinator for the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. One of the group's most successful projects has been the Community Weatherization Action Teams (CWAT) program, which helps volunteers plan weatherization events and campaigns all over the city. Over 25,000 homes have been weatherized through the city program and with their assistance.Read more >

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