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As Senior Fellow for Socio-Environmental Understanding, Lisa Palmer participates actively in the national and international discourse on socio-environmental issues through writing and publishing, speaking, developing and leading seminars, contributing to SESYNC’s digital presence, and offering analysis and science communications strategy to SESYNC synthesis teams, postdocs, and leadership. An award-winning journalist, she writes for publications such as the Nature family of journals, Yale E360, The Guardian, Nautilus, The New York Times, The New Republic, Ensia, Slate, and many others. She is the author of HOT, HUNGRY PLANET: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change (St. Martin’s Press; 2017). She was previously a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research on global food security, resilience, and policies related to sustainable agriculture. In 2018, Palmer was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency on science for development. She is a professional member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Association of Science Writers, and the D.C. Science Writers Association. She is a graduate of Boston University and Simmons College in Boston.
|India's climate tech revolution is starting in its villages||
Oct 12, 2015
From solar powered irrigation to handheld crop sensors, climate-smart villages are springing up across Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and other states
|Preventing Washouts on Vermont Roads||
Sep 28, 2015
Re-directing run-off from Vermont roads also helps protect fresh water supplies.
|Businesses delivering the most coveted perk: a better commute||
Aug 15, 2015
Everyone hates a rough commute. So why aren’t more companies helping their employees come up with better alternatives to driving?
|Climate Change and Children's Health||
Aug 03, 2015
Global warming is expected to affect public health, and children may be most at risk.
|Asthma and Global Warming||
Jul 30, 2015
Climate change is making asthma worse.
|A Diet For a Warmer Planet||
Jul 15, 2015
The choices we make at the grocery store can help reduce climate change.
|Climate Change Poses Challenges for Land Trusts||
Jul 08, 2015
The changing climate has land trust professionals rethinking how they go about preserving habitats and biodiversity.
|Improving Irrigation Efficiency||
Jul 02, 2015
More efficient irrigation by farmers could help California’s water supply.
|Engineering better food ingredients||
Jul 01, 2015
Researcher Todd Kuiken is promoting informed policy-making for the emerging food products being produced by synthetic biology processes.
|Ocean Acidification Poses Risks to Coastal Economies||
Jun 10, 2015
The nation's billion dollar shelled mollusk industry is threatened by changing ocean chemistry.