Bard’s March 2022 Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice Receives Swift Grant Award from Lever for Change
Bard College and the University of Waterloo teamed up to win a Swift Grant award from Lever for Change. With this support, the two universities will expand their online Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice in March to engage students and faculty members from all disciplines in countries in Africa. The Worldwide Teach-In is a project of the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability in conjunction with partners worldwide and the Open Society University Network’s Solve Climate by 2030 Project.
Environmental Performance of Blue Foods: Professor Gidon Eshel and Colleagues Examine Sustainability Impacts of Aquatic Food Sources for Nature Cover StoryResearch Professor Gidon Eshel, who teaches primarily in the Environmental and Urban Studies Program at Bard College, has coauthored a paper in Nature that provides the most comprehensive estimate to date of the environmental performance of blue food (fish and other aquatic foods) and for the first time, compares stressors across the diversity of farmed and wild aquatic species. The study reveals which species are already performing well in terms of emissions, freshwater and land use, and identifies opportunities for further reducing environmental footprints.
Biology Professor Felicia Keesing’s Research on Disease Risk and Biodiversity Loss Cited by Guardian Article on US Covid Origins Report“Since the evidence is by now overwhelming that long-term human activity is accelerating the emergence of novel pathogens and increasing the risk of pandemics, the question investigators should really be asking is: did some recent, one-off event such as a lab accident exacerbate the already high and growing risk of spillover of a virus with pandemic potential caused by a decades-long shift towards industrialised farming and the wildlife trade?” writes Laura Spinney in the Guardian, citing Keesing’s April 2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) paper.
Kingston Air Quality Initiative Detected Potentially Dangerous Levels of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) from Western Wildfire Smoke in Late July
OSUN Solve Climate by 2030 Project Members to Kick Off Environmental Studies Conference
Bard MBA in Sustainability Professor Kathy Hipple on Oil and Gas Giants Selling Off Their Most-Polluting Operations to Small Private Companies
“Fossil Fuel Jobs Will Disappear, So Now What?” Asks Bard MBA Faculty Hunter Lovins
Walter Russell Mead on the “Biden Doctrine” and U.S. Foreign Policy
Research by Bard CEP Faculty Robyn Smyth and Monique Segarra and Alum Uroosa Fatima MS ’18 Is Focus of Environmental Development Special Issue