Environment

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School of Forestry & Environmental Studies celebrates its Class of 2019

May 21, 2019

The 157 members of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ Class of 2019 received their diplomas May 20 during the university’s Commencement.

Yale eliminates single-use plastic water bottles at Commencement 2019

May 17, 2019

In an effort to limit waste this year, Yale is eliminating 11,000 single-use bottles from the university’s Commencement celebration.

Math helps predict where trees cluster

May 13, 2019

Where trees cluster in the world’s savannas is not determined by environmental influences, but follows distinct patterns that can be mathematically described.

Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

May 6, 2019

Alongside a UN report declaring one million species at risk of extinction, new research singles out extinction risk predictions for 2,200 amphibian species.

Living, lush and leafy — YSPH classrooms spring with year-round greenery

May 1, 2019

Four classrooms at 60 College St. have been outfitted with living walls, bringing a green swath of nature into the Yale School of Public Health’s main building.

Historian’s research, teaching gives students a window to an ancient world

April 29, 2019

When it comes to teaching about the link between human history and climate change, no one goes to greater lengths — literally — than Yale’s Joseph Manning.

Spring Salvage finds new homes for no-longer-needed items

April 29, 2019

The Yale Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Yale Facilities and Yale Recycling, will run the 12th annual Spring Salvage program May 1-22.

How inland waters ‘breathe’ carbon — and what it means for global systems

April 24, 2019

A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams.

Green Careers, Women Leaders introduces students to environmental pathways

April 16, 2019

Hosted by Yale Environmental Women, the recent Green Careers, Women Leaders event welcomed 20 young women from local high schools and the homeschool community.

SOM Insights: What is water worth?

April 15, 2019

Julie Zimmerman, a professor of green engineering, recently joined an SOM class to explore the complex issues surrounding water scarcity, energy, and climate.