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Sep 10, 2020
Nigel Golden was a co-author on a new peer-reviewed article that argues that efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the geosciences must be rooted in a common understanding of the role of harm and justice in the field's vision of diversity. The authors provide three principles and a set of recommendations that are widely applicable and relevant to the cultural and historical specificities of the field.Read more >
Sep 1, 2020
2020 has been a year of awakening; exposing the pervasiveness of inequity and codified discrimination in our nation and world. As our nation begins to reckon with its newfound understanding of injustice, its institutions have often placed the burden of diversifying and fostering equitable and...Read more >
Aug 15, 2020
Kristen Goodrich is the lead author of an opinion article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability that synthesizes 'who' boundary spanners are and how to build greater support for them.Read more >
Aug 14, 2020
Never before have we sprayed so much of a chemical on our food, on our yards, on our children’s playgrounds. So it’s no surprise that Roundup – the world’s most widely used weedkiller – shows up in our bodies. What is perhaps surprising is how easy it is to get it out.Read more >
Aug 14, 2020
Angee Doerr recently published an article in Conservation Letters, writing: Recent warnings from scientists suggest there is limited time to enact policies to avert wide‐ranging ecological and social damage from climate change. In the United States, discussions about comprehensive national policies...Read more >
Aug 3, 2020
New Switzer Fellows Christina De Jesús Villanueva and Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz recently collaborated on publishing an op-ed in El Nuevo Día , the newspaper with the highest circulation in Puerto Rico. The op-ed, about the impact of green iguanas on agriculture, resulted in a reported piece. The...Read more >
Jul 18, 2020
Fellow Karen Andrade writes about her relationship with her name and the aspiration to whiteness it embodies.Read more >
Jul 7, 2020
In this second-year Switzer Leadership Grant, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) sought continued funding for Switzer Fellow Nick Jensen's position as Lead Conservation Scientist. Nick's ongoing work with CNPS will help to ensure its ability to protect habitats imperiled by two massive,...Read more >
Jun 9, 2020
Editor's note: The following opinion piece by Angie Doerr and colleagues was first published in the journal Conservation Letters . 1 INTRODUCTION Scientific consensus is clear that bold, coordinated policies are needed to avert present and escalating climate crises. In the United States (U.S.),...Read more >
Jun 4, 2020
Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson published an op-ed in The Washington Post this week, writing: The sheer magnitude of transforming our energy, transportation, buildings and food systems within a decade, while striving to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions shortly thereafter, is already...Read more >

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