Environment

Environmental beat oddly ‘gratifying’ in Trump era, says NYT’s Friedman

October 17, 2017

New York Times writer Lisa Friedman spoke about the challenges of covering climate issues in the "brave new world" of the Trump administration.

Study reshapes understanding of climate change’s impact on early societies

October 17, 2017

A new study shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt.

Yale researchers enhancing solar power with ‘jewels of the sea’

October 16, 2017

Yale researchers are using diatoms, a kind of algae, to solve a design problem in the development of organic solar cells.

Conference to shine light on town-gown-inspired advances in sustainability

October 10, 2017

On Oct. 13, leaders from 12 cities will convene at Yale for a one-day conference on “Forging University-Municipality Partnerships Toward Urban Ecology.”

Climate reporter to discuss her work in Poynter talk

October 10, 2017

Lisa Friedman, a climate reporter for the New York Times, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Oct. 12, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Pioneering scientist strives to create a more sustainable future

October 10, 2017

Over the past four decades, Jerry Melillo '72 M.F.S., '77 Ph.D. has expanded understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems respond to climate change.

Former vice president Al Gore to take part in a Kerry Conversation

October 9, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore will visit Yale for a conversation with former Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale on Oct. 26.

Yale releases 2017 Sustainability Progress Report

October 9, 2017

The report reflects Yale’s progress in the first year of implementing the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025, indicating how far along Yale is in reaching its goals.

Laura McCarthy ’87 M.F. models ecosystems approach to land management

October 6, 2017

Wildfires in the Southwest deepened the conservationist’s concern about such events and altered her approach to forest and water management.

Week of sustainability events to focus on community collaboration

October 4, 2017

During the second week of October, the Yale community is invited to celebrate sustainability through a week-long series of events.