Foundation News: Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

Jul 22, 2021
Seeing animals and birds is one of the main draws of spending time in nature. But as researchers who study conservation, wildlife and human impacts on wild places, we believe it’s important to know that you can have major effects on wildlife just by being nearby.Read more >
Jul 14, 2021
Teniope Adewumi-Gunn combines her scientific expertise with her mission to help keep workers—from hairstylists to day laborers—safe and healthy.Read more >
Jul 13, 2021
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from an original article in the Grist Fix Solutions Lab by Sarah Hsu and Gaurab Basu. Read the full article here . Sarah Hsu is a fourth-year medical student at Brown University and a graduate student in primary care population medicine. She is a founding leader...Read more >
May 11, 2021
Children’s books can offer readers an imaginative bridge to the natural world in all its wonder, charm, and vitality. Sara St. Antoine's new website is a place to talk about the best of them.Read more >
May 10, 2021
Kartikeya Singh reflects that the Biden administration's first 100 days in office indicate "it has every intention to reestablish a social contract between the people and their government. If implemented well, this renewed social contract, with an emphasis on climate action and environmental justice, would be the best guarantor of U.S. national security."Read more >
Apr 15, 2021
Sarah Smith's op-ed in The Hill urges the Biden administration to adopt strong methane standards in the United States' new Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.Read more >
Apr 13, 2021
Jessica Davenport's opinion article in the San Francisco Estuary News highlights the importance of equitable access to nature and community engagement in conservation in the Bay Area.Read more >
Mar 6, 2021
Kartikeya Singh recently wrote a commentary piece for the Center for Strategic & International Studies' website called "Agenda for India's Green Recovery" in which he argues elements of India's fiscal policies coupled with cooperation of states can be leveraged to ensure India’s continued economic growth also supports its ecological security.Read more >
Jan 25, 2021
President Biden has an ambitious climate change and energy plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Yet, his agenda offers little on how to prepare for climate impacts, even after wildfires ravaged the West Coast, a record number of hurricanes churned in the Atlantic, and early freezes and drought devastated crops in 2020. Alongside societal decarbonization, we must simultaneously plan for an already changing climate. The Biden administration should develop a national adaptation strategy that prepares us for accelerating climate impacts, steers market and local responses, and promotes justice, writes Linda Shi in The Hill.Read more >
Jan 5, 2021
Jonathan Likeke Scheuer is in his seventh year of serving as one of nine members of Hawaii’s Land Use Commission. The LUC is responsible for moving land from Hawaii’s conservation and agricultural districts into the urban district — for housing and other purposes. He writes the state cannot hope to solve its housing problem until it recognizes the myths in most definitions of the housing crisis.Read more >

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