• Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Microplastics in the Food System

    Dr. Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, is cited in this article from the website foodtank.  Dr. Rochman is considered to be one of the leading experts on plastic pollution and the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation is proud to have supported her research. Originally published by foodtank.  Original article available here. Daily worldwide production […]

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  • Scientists See South Florida as Laboratory for Saving Corals

    The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation is a long-time funder of The Pew Charitable Trusts Marine Fellows Program.  Recently, the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation and Pew co-hosted a panel of scientists to discuss the future of coral reefs in Biscayne National Park. Originally published by The Pew Charitable Trusts on February 15, 2019.  Original article available […]

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  • Move Over Great White Shark: A New Shark Rules South African Waters

    Dr. Neil Hammerschlag’s research is the focus of the following article by Forbes.  The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation has proudly funded Dr. Hammerschlag’s research in the past and continues to do so today. Originally published by Forbes on February 16, 2019. Original article available here. The waters surrounding Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa are eerily […]

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  • Forget Sharks…here’s why you are more likely to be injured by litter at the beach

    Originally published by The Conversation, Environment + Energy Section, on January 1, 2019. Original article available here.  Our beaches are our summer playgrounds, yet beach litter and marine debris injures one-fifth of beach users, particularly children and older people. Our research, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, found more than 7,800 injuries […]

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  • Trash, Feces, Vandalism: How The Shutdown is Impacting National Parks

    Photo by Lisa Mullins. Jill Ryan produced and edited this interview for broadcast. Jackson Cote adapted it for web. This segment aired on January 2, 2019 on Here & Now, WBUR. Original article available here.  As the government shutdown stretches deeper into the new year, national parks across the country are seeing the impact. While many parks have stayed […]

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  • The Fight for Corals Loses Its Great Champion

    Ruth Gates was a champion of corals and a longtime partner of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation.  Her contributions to marine science will be felt for decades to come and the Foundation is proud to have supported her research.  We, along with the scientific community and her friends and family, mourn her loss. Original article […]

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  • Alarming Level of Microplastics Found in a Major U.S. River

    When Andreas Fath decided to conduct a survey to see what contaminants were lurking in the Tennessee River, he wanted to do it in a way that would get attention. “If you want to reach people, I’ve noticed that it’s better to do something crazy”, says the German professor of medical and life science from […]

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  • Herbert W. Hoover Foundation stays true to mission to reduce water pollution

    By Charita Goshay CantonRep.com staff writer Jul 30, 2018 Original available at: http://www.cantonrep.com/entertainmentlife/20180729/herbert-w-hoover-foundation-stays-true-to-mission-to-reduce-water-pollution JACKSON TWP. The late Herbert W. Hoover Jr. wasn’t just a Hoover Co. executive. He also was an ardent environmentalist. Elizabeth Lacey Hoover said she thinks her father would be proud that his namesake foundation is continuing his legacy. The foundation is a partner and […]

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  • Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids

    Originally published on CBS News on May 24, 2018 at 5:34 PM. Written by Christina Capatides. Original article available here. Photo by iStockfootage used for educational purposes. As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity. And now, scientists at the Washington […]

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  • Students talk opioids with “Dreamland” author

    By: Shane Hoover from the Canton Repository. To see the original article, visit this link. Originally posted on April 2, 2018. CANTON Author and journalist Sam Quinones spoke Monday morning with an audience of local high school and college students from who were reading his book, “Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” The […]

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