Pew’s 2018 Marine Fellows to Address Global Ocean Issues
From using satellites to monitor mangrove forests to forecasting how fish populations will respond to changing ocean conditions and understanding how plastic waste travels on ocean currents, the 2018 Pew marine fellows will tackle pressing issues affecting ocean conservation. The geographic range of the work is equally broad, with projects planned from New England to Fiji, and Asia to Latin America.
Conservation and Development in Nevada
Rural Pershing County, Nevada, is in the northwest part of the Great Basin Desert, a magnificent landscape of pinyon-juniper forests, sagebrush valleys, rugged canyons, and dramatic mountains. Seventy-five percent of the county comprises public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. For the past 10 years, mining interests, ranchers, sportsmen, local officials, and conservationists have been working with their representatives in Congress on a plan that would provide opportunities for economic development while protecting areas with significant ecological value.
Tech Challenge to Fix Our National Parks
The Pew Charitable Trusts is turning to technology experts to help fix our national parks. More than 100 participants in a Parks & Tech Challenge will gather in San Francisco on Feb. 10 and 11 to brainstorm ways technology can address overdue park repairs.