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Pushing the Conversation on Compassionate Conservation

Compassionate conservation is an emerging paradigm of managing wildlife. This approach stresses the moral value of individual animals and the efficacy of non-lethal management techniques. NewKnowledge research fellow William Lynn recently spoke at the third international conference for compassionate conservation, held in Sydney, Australia. Advocating for the need to balance the well-being of the entire […]

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Climate Education Specialists and City Leaders Come Together to Collaborate

Current Bates College student, Haley Crim, worked with us this summer as an intern in an essential role. Her primary duties were related the organization and planning of the Climate Education and Opportunities Collective Impact Summit, hosted at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. After the completion of the Summit, Haley shared about the event: […]

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Singular ‘they’ as best practice

At NewKnowledge, we think a lot about how to interpret data and how to do it accurately and ethically. Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, a linguistic anthropologist, joined our team as a Researcher in July 2017. Dr. Barchas-Lichtenstein writes here about one strategy for writing that can improve our reporting practice. — Although Merriam-Webster, the AP Stylebook, and […]

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