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Mar 15, 2018
Energy issues create challenges and opportunities every year for local decision makers, writes Henry Herndon about New Hampshire. Challenges are not only in cost, but also in the vagaries of the State House. Opportunities lie in the marketplace for cost-saving technologies that are competing with traditional monopolistic energy services. Favorable state policies can help to cultivate these market-based alternatives, provided those policies remain in place.Read more >
Feb 21, 2018
After 15 years of steadfast service, our Administrative Director, Don Brackett, is retiring from the Foundation. We have re-designed the position and are seeking an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to work 32 hours/week in our Belfast office. Responsibilities include Executive and Board...Read more >
Feb 16, 2018
Overview: Aquaculture represents an increasingly significant share of the global supply of freshwater and marine resources. According to the FAO (2016), aquaculture production for human consumption now accounts for 44% of worldwide fish supply and is expected to surpass wild-caught fish capture by...Read more >
Feb 14, 2018
For decades, environmental justice organizations have been advocating to reduce pollution and impacts affecting low income communities that are largely communities of color. These “fenceline” communities are often characterized as areas of concentrated environmental harms and degradation. What is...Read more >
Jan 29, 2018
In 2008, it was folly to imagine India creating new technological solutions to address the climate crisis. For decades India had called itself a victim of climate change and thus incapable of acting to reduce emissions; what’s more, 400 million Indians had no access to electricity at all. Ten years later, all of that has changed, and now India is a leader in renewable energy deployment while the United States is retreating from its commitments on climate. The story of how India transformed its energy technology outlook—and its relationship with the United States—to address climate change shows what may be possible in the future, writes Fellow Kartikeya Singh.Read more >
Jan 23, 2018
As the #MeToo wave continues to hit various fields—politics, entertainment, technology—we’re missing one in particular: science. Fellow Sarah Myhre wrote a powerful piece for Newsweek about her experiences.Read more >
Nov 16, 2017
Many of Hawaii’s remaining forest birds are experiencing significant population declines and facing extinction. As the climate warms, mosquitoes are invading the last strongholds of Hawaii’s native birds and killing them by transmitting avian malaria. Fortunately, there are new technologies being...Read more >
Nov 13, 2017
This year's fall retreats in New England and California offered Fellows and the Foundation an opportunity for new learning and thinking about leadership and what it means to lead with respect for difference as we define our common ground for the common good. Each year the fall retreats include time...Read more >
Nov 6, 2017
Fellow Heather Coleman writes about four critical things to watch as the negotiations in Bonn over the "Paris Rulebook" unfold in November.Read more >
Nov 5, 2017
Fellow Dena Adler writes that recent storms could usher in a wave of climate change-related lawsuits. The litigation dodges the sticky issue of climate change attribution – facilities and municipalities are liable for failing to undertake adequate preparatory, safety, and control measures without needing to prove a link between global climate change, the particular storm, and actual harms suffered.Read more >


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