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June 08, 2017
Holly Gibbs and GLUE Lab Awarded Multiple Grants

Gibbs was awarded $140K in grants from the National Wildlife Federation and the Packard Foundation to improve estimates of carbon emissions from U.S. land use change and to create a new global biomass and soil carbon database.

$544,500 was received from the National Wildlife Federation to evaluate the impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard on America’s land and water resources. Chris Kucharik is co-PI on this award. 

Holly's Brazil work continues to expand, as she was awarded an additional ~$500,000  to expand her group's work to map the full cattle supply chain in the Brazilian Amazon. 

Congratulations Holly and GLUE (Gibbs Land Use & Environment) Lab. 

June 05, 2017
Professor Jonathan Patz Provided Opening Comments at the Inaugural Planetary Health Conference

This was a talk given on April 28, 2017 in Boston at the New England Aquarium. Click on the more button to read a transcript of the Opening statements. 

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June 01, 2017
Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Would Be a Public Health Disaster

Jonathan Patz was quoted in an article on undark.org 

 

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May 25, 2017
GHI Article Highlights Jason Vargo's Most Recent Research Publication

Addressing climate change is a comprehensive way to improve public health, according to a new report co-authored by GHI’s Jason Vargo.

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May 04, 2017
Holloway Group Paper Featured in Popular Science Article

A newly-published paper Abel, D.T. HollowayR. KladarP. Meier, D. Ahl, M. HarkeyJ. Patz (2017), Response of Power Plant Emissions to Ambient Temperature in the Eastern United States, Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06201, was featured in a Popular Science article, “Your air conditioning habit makes summer smog worse. As temperatures rise, power plants pump out more emissions.”

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April 26, 2017
Prof. Greg Nemet Named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Greg Nemet is among 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen as Andrew Carnegie Fellows this year from 200 nominees across the country. Fellows receive up to $200,000 in funding to support them during a research sabbatical. Nemet’s project, “How Did Solar Become Inexpensive?” examines unanswered questions about the costs associated with solar energy. 

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April 14, 2017
Jonathan Patz gives National Academy of Sciences Keynote

Jonathan Patz spoke at the meeting  Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate in March 2017. 

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February 20, 2017
Holloway Presents Talk at annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting

Professor Tracey Holloway leads a group of 13 researchers drawn together as NASA's Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) who are trying to step outside their community of atmospheric scientists and satellite experts to provide space-based tools to relative laypeople -- and to put those new users in a position to shape the way satellite data is collected and used. 

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