Decarbonization Dialogue Subgroup Submits Carbon Bank Recommendations to Department of Agriculture Creating a carbon bank administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could provide financial incentive for farmers, ranchers, and foresters to reduce atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping gases and potentially spur additional environmental benefits, according to recommendations submitted by the Carbon [...]
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“All hands on deck” in Face of Eastern Monarch Declines In a recent report from the World Wildlife Fund Mexico, scientists noted a 26% decrease in monarch butterfly overwintering population numbers in southern overwintering sites. It is estimated that 6 hectares of hibernating monarchs are required to maintain a sustainable eastern monarch population. [...]
Bipartisan, Multi-Sector Stakeholders Develop Recommendations for Decarbonization The climate crisis presents significant risk for our livelihood and the economy as a whole. We need only look to the February 2021 winter storm in Texas, 2020 California wildfires, or the 2019 Mississippi floods to demonstrate the acuteness of climate risks for both [...]
Reimagining Education After COVID-19 More than 80 education system leaders and stakeholders participated in the Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative (ESRII) to develop new approaches to improve teacher support and better prepare students in the wake of COVID-19. Keystone Policy Center (KPC) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), [...]
Keystone, PEBC Publish Recommendations to Improve Teacher Support, Usher Education System Change Following COVID-19 Disruption
Keystone Policy Center, PEBC Publish Recommendations to Improve Teacher Support, Usher Education System Change Following COVID-19 Disruption Keystone Policy Center (KPC) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) published a comprehensive report Feb. 9 detailing a set of 16 recommendations aimed at strengthening teacher support and initiating system-level change. The [...]
CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: The Role of Funders and Philanthropists in Setting the Gene Editing Agenda
CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: The Role of Funders and Philanthropists in Setting the Gene Editing Agenda Investment in gene editing technologies plays a significant role in the technology’s evolution and its application to issues in health, agriculture, conservation and more. The final panel discussion of CRISPRcon 2020, conducted Oct. 29, focused on [...]
CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Gene Editing in Public Health and Health Autonomy In its final week, CRISPRcon 2020 Virtual explored priority setting in gene editing and the factors that shape research and development. The theme featured two discussions that examined what values and criteria are being used to shape research and funding [...]
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Receives Grant for Education Initiative Colorado Governor Jared Governor Polis announced Jan. 25 that a charter school initiative for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will receive a grant from the Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Fund. "This pandemic has forced us to face unimaginable challenges. What [...]
CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Gene Editing and Climate Justice CRISPRcon 2020 continued its fourth theme of equity, environment and agriculture by featuring a discussion on Oct. 15 on gene editing and climate justice. The panelists explored what is at stake—both risks and benefits—when using gene editing to address climate justice and climate [...]
CRISPRcon 2020 Revisited: Risk Governance in Gene Editing and Food CRISPRcon 2020’s fourth theme exploredsocial equity factors in non-human gene editing, and whether the technology’s impact on ecological and agricultural systems contribute to rather than curb social inequities. The two panels during this theme first examined how risks are defined and [...]