Policy Perspectives: Where science meets sustainability

Open Dates: 
Monday, November 21, 2022

In our new series of science Policy Perspectives for Planet Forward, contributing writers from George Washington University’s Science Communication class share their research and add context to scientific findings related to environmental issues ranging from fungal pathogens killing amphibians to the effects of pesticides on bee populations. Our contributors learned that much more is needed than a concise explanation of how readers can understand, and likely make decisions about, government or institutional policies. Reporting on public issues at the intersection of science requires elements of storytelling, critical analysis, and research that can shape practical action toward solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

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 The Rindge Dam in Malibu Canyon near Malibu in Southern California hasn't been functional for decades. (Churnice, CC BY-SA 3.0)

The George Washington University
The decommissioned Rindge Dam in Malibu Creek poses a major threat to the region's steelhead trout population. Here's why it should be removed.
A green frog with large eyes pokes its head out of the water.

(National Parks Gallery/Public Domain Dedication)

George Washington University
An invasive fungal pathogen is killing amphibians and sweeping across the Americas. A greater policy response is urgently needed in the United States to address this epidemic and to protect biodiversity.