Environment

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The urban effect: urbanization as an environmental focus of study

July 2, 2020

The urban environment is a common interest among the faculty at the Yale School of the Environment, where an urban specialization will be added this fall.

Firefighters battling wildfires in U.S. face new threat: COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Wildland firefighters who already face many risks during a typical season are confronted by a new threat this year: COVID-19.

Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits

June 23, 2020

In addition to steep declines in fuel consumption and energy demand, most investment in clean energy technologies has come to a halt, new Yale research finds.

What does sustainability look like? Global scorecard will offer a glimpse

June 2, 2020

Environmental law Professor Daniel Esty discusses the forthcoming 2020 Environmental Performance Index, and finding the pathway to a sustainable future.

Will COVID-19 set us on a more sustainable path?

May 29, 2020

What does the pandemic mean for long-term efforts to remake our economy in a sustainable way? Yale experts recently considered the possibilities.

Yuan Yao, a rising star in industrial ecology, joins F&ES faculty

May 21, 2020

Yao’s research examines the environmental and economic impacts of emerging technologies and industrial processes. She joins Yale on July 1.

Jodi Sherman on COVID, climate change, and medical supply chain resiliency

May 19, 2020

Sherman, a professor at YSM and YSPH, discusses the global medical supply chain in light of COVID-19, and how to avoid disruptions in the future.

Alumni environmental group Yale Blue Green celebrates 50th Earth Day

May 13, 2020

An online discussion in celebration of the event featured Yale alumnus Andrew Garling ’68, one of the inaugural Earth Day organizers.

When disaster strikes locally, urban networks spread the damage globally

May 7, 2020

Disasters that occur in one place can trigger even greater costs in cities across the world due to the interconnectedness of the global urban trade network.

Forum on Religion and Ecology partners with UN Environment Programme

May 5, 2020

The “Faith for Earth” initiative will integrate new science and policy research with the perspectives of religion and ethics.