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Sep 9, 2018
Editor's note: The following opinion piece by Fellow John J. Berger first appeared in The Seattle Times . Hot, dry conditions linked to climate change parched California this summer, setting the stage for 17 simultaneous blazes that consumed more than 800,000 acres. The state’s largest inferno ever...Read more >
Aug 10, 2018
We are seeking advice, input, and potential collaborators from the Switzer Network on a proposal to convene a working group focused on the conservation of Wilson’s and red-necked phalaropes at inland saline lakes. In the early 1990’s Switzer funding to one of us (Rubega) contributed to the historic...Read more >
May 29, 2018
A few days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, a single mother of two escaped the disaster that left Puerto Rico in chaos and without electricity. Through her informal social networks, and with only a three-hour notice, she and her family boarded a humanitarian plane with a western physician...Read more >
May 29, 2018
Really? A climate refugee? Amazing how that became a reality for my family last October after the passing of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The destruction it caused forced us to suddenly uproot our lives. Compared to others, we were very fortunate. Neither we nor anyone in our extended family...Read more >
Apr 18, 2018
Fellow David Gonzalez reports on his experiences at the Switzer Spring Retreat Policy Communications Training and the UC Grad Research Advocacy Day.Read more >
Mar 29, 2018
In early March, working with our training partners at COMPASS , we convened Fellows in Washington, DC, for two days of workshop and practice on communicating with policy makers! Most of the 2017 Fellows and one Fellow alum joined us for the policy training and general festivities, and once again we...Read more >
Mar 15, 2018
Energy issues create challenges and opportunities every year for local decision makers, writes Henry Herndon about New Hampshire. Challenges are not only in cost, but also in the vagaries of the State House. Opportunities lie in the marketplace for cost-saving technologies that are competing with traditional monopolistic energy services. Favorable state policies can help to cultivate these market-based alternatives, provided those policies remain in place.Read more >
Feb 21, 2018
After 15 years of steadfast service, our Administrative Director, Don Brackett, is retiring from the Foundation. We have re-designed the position and are seeking an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to work 32 hours/week in our Belfast office. Responsibilities include Executive and Board...Read more >
Feb 16, 2018
Overview: Aquaculture represents an increasingly significant share of the global supply of freshwater and marine resources. According to the FAO (2016), aquaculture production for human consumption now accounts for 44% of worldwide fish supply and is expected to surpass wild-caught fish capture by...Read more >
Feb 14, 2018
For decades, environmental justice organizations have been advocating to reduce pollution and impacts affecting low income communities that are largely communities of color. These “fenceline” communities are often characterized as areas of concentrated environmental harms and degradation. What is...Read more >

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