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Tucson should be wary of the cost of development

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "The Sonoran Desert — over 2,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 1,000 species of bees — is the most biodiverse…
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Rural America left out of Trump’s water infrastructure plan

Andrea K. Gerlak. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "President Trump recently unveiled his infrastructure plan but it did little to address the water crisis in rural America. While the poor condition…
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World Water Day — an agenda of radical change for America’s waters

Andrea K. Gerlak, 2016-2017 Fellow, with colleague Helen Ingram. This piece was first published in The Hill. "On March 22, the world will celebrate World Water Day. How will this Administration recognize the day?..."
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Potential for agreement? Reinvesting in America’s water infrastructure

Andrea K. Gerlak, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "America’s deteriorating infrastructure promises to have a cascading impact on our nation’s economy, hindering business productivity, employment and personal income – and reducing…
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New approaches needed to meet Colorado’s future water demands

Stephanie Sklar, 2015-2016 Fellow and George W. McCarthy. This piece was first published in the Denver Business Journal. "People love Colorado…. Our population has ballooned from 1 million in 1930 to over 5 million today, and…
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US Failures in Electronic Waste Regulation Threaten Health at Home and Abroad

Carmen Marriott-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. "More than 40 million tons of electronic waste are disposed of every year. That's about 800 laptops every single second. The generation and disposal of e-waste…
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Five things you can do to deal with water shortage in the American West

Cecile McKee-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Quartz. “We live in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. It’s not a Mad Max landscape, but there’s a water shortage around here. With drought and warming summer temperatures, we…
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What about Earth’s Microbiome?

Raina Maier-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Scientific American. “The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has…
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How to teach about climate without making your students feel hopeless

Diana Liverman-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. “A few years ago, I discovered my undergraduates had informally renamed my Intro to Environmental Studies class. They called it “Environmental Depression …”
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What If Climate Change Triggers Cooperation, Not Conflict?

Diana Liverman-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “"Climate change increases the likelihood of war and terrorism," President Obama said earlier this summer. The Pentagon and a distinguished committee of retired generals…
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