Fellows In The News

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

Cleaver joins the Hurricane Island Foundation as new science and research coordinator

Tuesday, March 25 2014

Caitlin Cleaver (2013) has joined the Hurricane Island Foundation as the new science and research coordinator for the Hurricane Island Field Research Station.

Hays on what makes climate resilient communities

Tuesday, March 25 2014

Jeremy Hays (2001) wrote in the Huffington Post that there are a number of factors that make some communities more resilient in the face of climate change than others.

Fruin quoted on reduced life expectancy in neighborhoods with PM2.5 particulate emissions

Tuesday, March 25 2014

Scott Fruin (2000) was quoted in an Environmental Health News article on the health effects of pollutant PM2.5, for which the EPA is about to begin enforcing a new standard.

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.