Environmental scientist Saleem Ali (A‚Äô94), professor of environmental studies at the¬†University¬†of¬†Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, has been named¬†a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
Saleem Ali thinks like an environmentalist, a diplomat, a wealthy industrialist, an impoverished villager, a government regulator, a product innovator, and a father. To him, environmental conservation can succeed only if vying factions communicate and collaborate.
In January 2010, Tufts Institute of the Environment interviewed Ali about his work on the environment, his undergraduate experience at Tufts and his new book, ¬†Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future. You can also follow him on Twitter.