Fellows In The News

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

Smith's campaign for UCS takes huge step forward with General Mills promise to use only deforestation-free palm oil

Tuesday, March 25 2014

Sharon Smith (2011) commends General Mills for publicly committing to sourcing deforestation-free palm oil after scoring poorly on her Union of Concerned Scientists' scorecard of palm oil sourcing.

Johnson's work on how the famous marshmallow study explains environmental conservation covered by The Atlantic

Monday, March 24 2014

Ayana Johnson's (2009) research showing that the ability to choose deferred rewards over smaller immediate rewards has a connection to environmental stewardship was recently covered in The Atlantic.

Luers warns global warming likely to surpass 2 degrees Celsius target

Monday, March 24 2014

Amy Luers (2000) co-authored an article in Nature Climate Change that warned global warming is likely to surpass 2 degrees Celsius target, new "narrative" needed so world can better prepare for dangerous climate change impacts.

Hsu panelist on Guardian podcast about big data's usefulness for sustainability

Monday, March 24 2014

Big data: friend or foe of sustainability? Angel Hsu (2012) was a panelist on a podcast from The Guardian on the topic.


Smith quoted on Kellogg's pledge to make palm oil supplies greener

Monday, March 24 2014

Sharon Smith (2011), campaign manager with Union of Concerned Scientists’ tropical forest and climate initiative, welcomed Kellogg's pledge to make palm oil supplies greener.

Uhl builds on new study to push for curbing methane emissions from natural gas

Friday, March 21 2014

Sarah Uhl (2011) with the Clean Air Task Force cited a new study that suggests EPA's estimates of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector are too low to push for curbing such emissions now.

Morello-Frosch quoted in article on potential contamination on Treasure Island

Friday, March 21 2014

Is Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay toxic? Residents' worries grow, and Rachel Morello-Frosch (1995) was quoted in a San Francisco Chronical article.

Morello-Frosch featured in Duke interview

Friday, March 21 2014

Rachel Morello-Frosch's (1995) work to study environmental health through the lens of human rights was featured in a Duke University interview.