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Who Do You Trust?: Mobilization, Polarization and the Erosion of Public Expertise

David S. Meyer, author and professor

Ideally, experts, including scientists, provide the facts and the voice of the people weighs in on values. In real life, particularly now, it’s become far more complicated, demonstrated most clearly in the dilemmas of leadership in confronting COVID-19. Read more >

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Climate Justice and the Debate about Community Solar on Farmland

Kristal Hansley, Founder and CEO of WeSolar and Doug Boucher, former Director of Climate Research at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Changes in agricultural zoning are a part of government that generally get very little attention, and are seldom seen as involving issues of racism and climate justice. But increasingly, states and counties across the country are seeing that questions of local land use and how we can prevent dangerous climate change are also matters of environmental justice.

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Celebrate the Nobel Prize Winning Immigrant Scientists — But Not at the Expense of the Greater Immigrant Community

Melody Tan, Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering and Christopher Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry

We are scientists and engineers from immigrant families. Over the past year, we have watched as these identities have increasingly intersected amid federal attempts to end the DACA program, restrictions on Chinese researchers, and attacks on international students. However, when we hear our scientific societies and academic institutions take a stand in support of immigrants, it is usually a tired mantra that praises the contributions of only a select few immigrants.

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El trabajo más difícil dentro del sector de la pesca no es pescar sino procesar el pescado durante una pandemia global

Amanda Moeser

Las vacaciones en casa no existen para las personas que trabajan sin cesar para pescar, cultivar, procesar, empacar, transportar y distribuir los mariscos en Estados Unidos. Denominada inmediatamente como un servicio esencial, la industria pesquera cuenta con ingresos anuales de $244 mil millones, aporta 1,74 millones de puestos de trabajo y es el alma  de los pueblos costeros a lo largo de EEUU, desde los puertos pintorescos de Nueva Inglaterra hasta las comunidades del Golfo y los puertos bulliciosos del Nordeste Pacífico y Alaska. Read more >

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