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Next generation lab space boosts energy exploration at Yale’s West Campus

October 20, 2021

The newly expanded Energy Sciences Institute brings together faculty from numerous disciplines to develop renewable energy and carbon management solutions.

Ocean acidity data affirm predictions of changes to El Niño conditions

October 20, 2021

The new findings from a multi-institutional research team reflect the increased potential of climate models for predicting complex environmental dynamics.

Coral Vita wins Earthshot Prize

October 18, 2021

A land-based coral farm founded by YSE alumni won the inaugural Earthshot Prize, which provides financial backing to innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

The weed in winter: How plants detect seasonal changes

October 14, 2021

Plants know winter is coming, but exactly how they detect the seasonal change has never been clear. A new Yale study finds clues in a weed’s “genetic calendar.”

The urgent need to preach on climate: Jim Antal ’78 M.Div.

October 14, 2021

In the latest YDS podcast, author and activist Antal makes the case for religion’s role in engendering the systemic changes required to combat climate change.

Tree-dwelling mammals endured after asteroid strike destroyed forests

October 11, 2021

A new study co-authored by Yale researchers reconstructs the evolutionary relationships among species to find evidence of tree-dwelling primates’ survival.

Is Seattle prepared for climate change?

October 6, 2021

In a Q&A, Seattle Public Utilities climate policy advisor Ann Grodnik-Nagle ’06 M.B.A. discusses the city’s strategy to address climate change and its...

Atmospheric rivers are stable for now — but change is on the way

October 4, 2021

Yale researchers have found that climate-induced changes to atmospheric rivers could drastically increase extreme precipitation in some parts of the world.

Climate change and health: three essential questions

September 29, 2021

YSPH’s Kai Chen discusses the impact of climate change on health, and how our response to COVID-19 showed us a glimpse of what a healthier world could be.

Why Denmark wants to be a ‘frontrunner’ in the fight against climate change

September 29, 2021

Yale’s Daniel Esty and Denmark’s minister for climate, energy, and utilities discuss how the country’s efforts could help the U.S. decarbonize its economy.