Fellows In The News

Read about the work of Switzer Fellows making change and making headlines!

Takahashi-Kelso quoted on inadequacy of oil spill responses

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso (1998), who was the Alaska Commissioner of Environmental Conservation during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, says plans for dealing with oil spills are meaningless if companies can't actually execute cleanup.

Hsu cites lack of air quality data in China and India as real problem

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Angel Hsu (2012) co-authored a blog post for Scientific American citing the lack of air quality data transparency in China and India as the real challenge.

Bunin on panel for "The state of organic: 2014"

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Lisa Bunin (1994) contributed to "The State of Organic: 2014" report from Organic Connections.

O'Leary's program for linking science to active management of Marine Protected Areas adopted in Tanzania

Monday, March 31 2014

Tanzania has adopted Jennifer O'Leary's (2006) Strategic Adaptive Management approach for Marine Protected Areas.

Reed finds key conservation components missing in local land-use ordinances for conservation development

Monday, March 31 2014

Sarah Reed (2006) has released a study finding that despite strong economic incentives and widespread implementation, several issues currently limit conservation development’s effectiveness for conserving biological diversity.

Nazaroff and Torn co-authors on challenges for biofuels beyond technical hurdles

Thursday, March 27 2014

William Nazaroff (1987) and Margaret Torn (1990) were two of the co-authors on a new report about the grand challenges that "must be confronted" to enable life-cycle assessments that effectively evaluate the environmental footprint of biofuel alternatives. 

Cohen advocates pushing Caltrans to relinquish oversight of bike facilities on urban streets

Thursday, March 27 2014

Stuart Cohen (1996) of TransForm advocates pushing Caltrans to relinquish oversight of bike facilities on urban streets in California.

Aldy concludes green stimulus was worth it, even if federal clean-energy loan guarantee program wasn't

Thursday, March 27 2014

Joe Aldy (2003) has concluded in a new research paper that the "green stimulus" the Obama administration built into the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was worth it, even though it wasn't a complete success.