• Naomi Fraga Wins Award for Outstanding Science to Save Native Plants

    Naomi Fraga Wins Award for Science to Save Native Plants

    Naomi has won the Center for Biological Diversity’s 2021 E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation.

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  • Colonialism, the climate crisis, and the need to center Indigenous voices

    Colonialism, the climate crisis, and the need to center Indigenous voices

    Deniss Martinez writes: as world leaders gather at COP26, we need acknowledge the historical root causes of the climate crisis.

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  • Settlement proposed to clean up mercury in the Penobscot River

    Mercury clean up proposed in Penobscot River

    Karen Merritt studied mercury contamination in the river as a 2006 Switzer Fellow. She recently returned to work on a report leading to a settlement to clean it up.

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Kevin Kung's company Takachar wins Prince William's inaugural Earthshot Prize

Globally, we generate $120 billion of agricultural waste every year. What farmers cannot sell, they often burn, with catastrophic consequences for human health and the environment. Takachar has developed a cheap, small-scale, portable technology that attaches to tractors in remote farms. The award-winning machine converts crop residues into sellable bio-products like fuel and fertilizer, and reduces smoke emissions by up to 98%.

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Jan 12, 2022
Robinson (Wally) Fulweiler presented Coastal Ocean 's bold vision for conducting ocean science in a talk at TEDx Boston . The coastal ocean is essential to the well-being and long-term sustainability...Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
Christine shares why hyenas get such a bad rap, her dream of a solar-powered camera-trap grid, and her work bringing together other African American scientists in mammalogy.Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
Nithya Ramanathan's organization Nexleaf Analytics is one of the recipients of new grants for innovative data- and AI-driven approaches that support digital transformation of health systems and healthcare across the globe.Read more >
Jan 6, 2022
Switzer Fellow Dr. Kimberley Miner and NASA colleague Dr. Chip Miller were interviewed by NASA Earth about their recent research on emergent biogeochemical risks from Arctic permafrost degradation...Read more >

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