Environment

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Study: Wastewater wells disproportionately located in lower income areas

July 19, 2018

A Yale School of Public Health study finds that oil and gas waste disposal from fracking operations in Ohio disproportionately affects poor rural communities.

Yale School of Architecture and UN Environment unveil Eco Living Module

July 11, 2018

The new eco-housing module is intended to spark public discussion on how sustainable design can provide decent, affordable housing.

Hip hop forestry: Thomas Rashad Easley of F&ES

July 10, 2018

The assistant dean at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies discusses how he learned to love people and respect the Earth.

Lady beetles are secret weapon for tackling Yale bug outbreak

July 10, 2018

9,000 hungry lady beetles are being used to eliminate aphids outside Kroon Hall, which are attracting hordes of flies.

Yale class brings a designer’s approach to the Cape Town water crisis

July 6, 2018

Led by Jessica Helfand, Yale SOM and School of Architecture students are trying to tackle the crisis with an approach rooted in the city’s unique civic life.

Scale is a key ingredient when tracking biodiversity, researchers say

July 2, 2018

To fully understand biodiversity and how it is changing, you need to observe changes at local, regional, and continental scales, according to a new study.

Journal explores database that quantifies global environmental impacts

June 28, 2018

In a special issue, Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology examines the connections between international trade, consumption, and environmental impact.

Safer by design: Meta review examines expanding branches of green chemistry

June 20, 2018

Two decades after Paul Anastas introduced the 12 principles of green chemistry, a new paper documents the innovations that have emerged from those principles.

University landscapes: an opportunity for agroforestry

May 25, 2018

The Yale Agroforestry Collaborative explores how the university’s landscape — and the broader environment — can be made more multifunctional and interactive.

‘We put our faith in you’: a call for leadership in a world of injustices

May 23, 2018

Dean Indy Burke told graduates of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies that the world needs their leadership in this "time of outrage...