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Dec 16, 2019
There is a big blue gap in the Green New Deal, writes Ayana Elizabeth Johnson in The Washington Post. That’s why she helped advise Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in developing a Blue New Deal for our oceans, to expand the vision of the Green New Deal.Read more >
Dec 11, 2019
Phalaropes are tiny shorebirds that cover tens of thousands of miles in their migrations between North and South America. They especially depend on large salt lakes in Western North America and in the South American Andes, where they eat brine flies and shrimp at these special, globally threatened...Read more >
Nov 27, 2019
In our polarized world, it is easy for conversations to get stuck. How can we find new pathways forward on the big issues of our time, whether at the holiday dinner table, in our organizations, or on the wider political stage? Fellow Jason Jay from MIT Sloan explores what happens inside ourselves when conversations go off the rails in this TEDxBocaRaton presentation.Read more >
Nov 21, 2019
Fellow Lindsay Olsen, a native of Homer, Alaska, asks: Have innovations in the aquaculture industry removed the need for both the fisherman and the sea?Read more >
Nov 14, 2019
Fellow Kartikeya Singh has joined the SED Fund as its Deputy Program Director, where he will work with a global network of partners to lead the program portfolio for energy transition to support global sustainable development goals. Visit Singh's LinkedIn profileRead more >
Oct 31, 2019
This post was co-authored by Executive Director Sarah Reed and Program Director Erin Lloyd. The decision to change the eligibility requirements was approved by the foundation’s Executive Committee in October 2019. With the launch of the 2020 Switzer Fellowship application on November 1, we are...Read more >
Oct 30, 2019
The goal of American Bird Conservancy's project under this Switzer Network Innovation Grant was to develop a comprehensive community engagement strategy that would enable a fair and transparent consideration of a biotechnology approach to addressing the threat of avian malaria in Hawai'i. Hawai'i...Read more >
Oct 25, 2019
Permitting of linear oil and gas pipeline projects involves complex processes undertaken by a range of parties that are each working to address specific regulatory goals and requirements. In recent years, the growth of the natural gas industry has expanded pipeline development into states...Read more >
Oct 25, 2019
Fellow Frances Roberts-Gregory has a confession to make: She does not drive or own a car. For her, this approach is a part of a strategy to equip herself emotionally for inevitable future changes. The approach is also a part of her strategy to build deeper connections with her neighbors and colleagues so that she might survive the breakdown of systems and governance that she believes is likely to result from climate change.Read more >
Oct 23, 2019
Through this Switzer Leadership Grant, Lauren Richter contributed as a key member of the Silent Spring Institute PFAS research team. PFAS are a class of extremely persistent synthetic chemicals common in nonstick, stain-resistant, and waterproof consumer products and widely found in drinking water...Read more >

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