Field Practicum Reflection: Daniel Stirling, Northern Uganda.
A nice piece by Dan Stirling on his fieldwork in Uganda. Follow research by Dan and his fellow students on the Master of Sustainable Development Practice Program at UF blog.
One Year Later, Gainesville Still Loves Mountains
Gainesville Loves Mountains is pushing the Gainesville City Commission to adopt an ordinance to prevent Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) from buying coal extracted by mountaintop removal mining. Jason Fults’ article in the Iguana outlines some of the background for this ordinance. They have created a petition to the Gainesville CIty Commission that you can sign. If you are interested in learning more and taking action follow Gainesville Loves Mountains on Twitter and Facebook.
Study outlines overlooked impacts of mountaintop removal
A nice bit of reporting by Ken Ward Jr. of the Charleston Gazette. I was fortunate to have worked for some of these researchers on a similar project that was the focus of my undergraduate thesis.
EGH team attends meetings with PATH and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
We had a great visit with our collaborators in Seattle back in March, see the summary here.
Seasonality, disease and behavior: Using multiple methods to explore socio-environmental health risks in the Mekong Delta
This research by Roger Few et al. explores the complexities of disease risk in Mekong delta households. Simplistic relationships between seasonality and disease risk are not sufficient to explain heterogeneity of behaviors and perceptions of risk held in these communities.