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Aug 10, 2019
A new study co-authored by Fellow Kendra Klein shows that the class of insecticides called neonicotinoids poses significant threats to insects, soil and water. In an op-ed with Anna Lappé for The Guardian, Klein writes that the war we are waging against nature with toxic pesticides must end.Read more >
Aug 4, 2019
Fellow Cristina Balboa has published a new book, The Paradox of Scale: How NGOs Build, Maintain, and Lose Authority in Environmental Governance . It is an examination of why NGOs often experience difficulty creating lasting change, with case studies of transnational conservation organizations in...Read more >
Jul 23, 2019
Our policy engagement training partners, COMPASS, published an abridged version of a UCSD TedX Talk by Fellow Natalya Gallo. Her preparation and persistence enabled her to become a resource for international policy makers, bringing ocean science to climate discussions.Read more >
Jul 21, 2019
Uncontrolled releases of household, industrial, and agricultural chemicals during natural disasters pose an underappreciated hazard to humans and ecosystems. Fellow Kimberley Rain Miner lays out what we can do.Read more >
Jun 6, 2019
Along the shores of Long Island Sound in Connecticut, scientists are seeing decades of environmental improvements show how spring can once again become cacophonous with birds and habitats can rebound from loss. Fellow Leigh Shemitz shares her view.Read more >
Jun 6, 2019
In December 2017, Henry Herndon and Clean Energy NH (formerly NH Sustainable Energy Association) were awarded a Switzer Leadership Grant to fund a new position of Local Energy Solutions Director. The purpose of the new position was to expand organizational capacity to provide technical assistance...Read more >
May 21, 2019
BELFAST, Maine -- The Board of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarah Reed as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective July 8, 2019. Dr. Reed will lead the Switzer Foundation in its next phase of growth as it prepares to support...Read more >
May 7, 2019
Santa Cruz County residents have done a fair job of preserving nature and building a tourist economy, but the sustainability of nature tourism is at crisis point, writes Fellow Grey Hayes.Read more >
May 1, 2019
As the Trump Administration prepares to halve the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by Fellow Laura Meyerson has issued a warning about the growing peril of biological invasions and the increasing threat they pose to the economy, environment, public health and national security.Read more >
Jan 23, 2019
Humans have not yet released a genetically engineered plant that is intended to spread and persist in an unmanaged environment. Biotech trees – genetically engineered or gene-edited – offer the possibility of releasing genetically engineered trees into forests to counter threats to forest health and represent a new frontier in biotechnology, writes Fellow Jason Delborne.Read more >

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