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Mar 3, 2016
A Leadership Grant allowed Fellow Amber Pairis to create the Climate Science Alliance in San Diego over the past year. It now serves as an umbrella for bringing people together to leverage programs, projects, resources, and expertise to do something bigger than they could each do alone.Read more >
Feb 22, 2016
The best use of resources is to adopt a triage approach to climate change – deal with the direst circumstances first, and work from there, says Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.Read more >
Feb 10, 2016
Have you ever wondered how wetlands provide services to you and your community? If not, you are not alone. However, there are examples all across the country of ways that wetlands and the state programs that protect them are providing significant benefits to you. Wetlands are known as natural...Read more >
Feb 3, 2016
In today’s media-inundated world, we know that stories resonate for people, regardless of the format in which a story is presented. The ways in which we try to share our stories and connect with others, in hopes that they too can share our passion for an issue or commitment to act, are many...Read more >
Jan 27, 2016
“Investors want to know what the environmental profile of a green commodity is, that all elements of the production are green. People working in the solar industry want to do good too, and I think that’s part of it too,” added Dustin Mulvaney, SVTC Science Advisor and Assistant...Read more >
Jan 21, 2016
Hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia has boomed in recent years, and this development has had significant impacts on communities and ecosystems in the vicinity of well pads and other infrastructure. Collaborative data collection through citizen science has proven effective...Read more >
Jan 18, 2016
When the Climate Summit opens in Paris next week, one of the biggest issues facing world leaders is funding: how best to raise the billions of dollars needed to prevent the devastating consequences of global warming worldwide. A new plan unveiled Tuesday calls for 16 billion dollars in funding to...Read more >
Jan 15, 2016
On September 29, Rush Holt, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former U.S. Representative, spoke during an interview about the state of science in the U.S., how to communicate science to the public and policymakers, and how scientists and others can engage effectively with policymakers to be better advocates for science. Holt’s main theme, to which he returned repeatedly, was the need to empower the public and policymakers with the idea that they are capable of understanding and evaluating scientific evidence on their own.Read more >
Dec 26, 2015
Analysts say the economic woes felt in some parts of coal country, such as southeastern West Virginia, are part of a long-term trend. “This one’s not cyclical. This is a permanent shift,” said Evan Hansen, principal at Downstream Strategies, a West Virginia environmental...Read more >
Dec 14, 2015
John Berger's book "Climate Peril" has won the 6th International Book Awards Science category. Read a review of the book...Read more >


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