Environment

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Bulldog Sustainability finds success as teams receive green certification

November 16, 2018

As of this fall, all varsity teams and three club teams at Yale have participated in Green Team Certification, as a result of Bulldog Sustainability’s efforts.

‘Let the rodent do the work’: reflections of a beaver believer

November 9, 2018

Ben Goldfarb ’13 M.E.M. says restoration of beaver populations can help humankind fight drought, improve water quality — and even address climate change.

Yale Divinity School aims to offset environmental impact of traveling

November 5, 2018

Inspired by other universities, the dean has proposed a program to add a “tax” to all flights taken by staff or faculty for academic or business travel.

Editing nature: A call for careful oversight of environmental gene editing

November 2, 2018

A Yale-led team is arguing for new global governance to assure a neutral and informed evaluation of the benefits and risks of gene editing technology.

Climate change will be focus of talk by New York Times reporter

November 2, 2018

Reporter Brad Plumer will discuss climate and energy policy in an era of rapid change during his visit to campus as a Poynter Fellow on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

What’s in the air? There’s more to it than we thought

November 2, 2018

Using liquid chromatography and a mass spectrometer, researchers have gotten a more detailed look than ever before at the molecular makeup of air pollution.

‘Cryptic’ interactions drive biodiversity decline in forest fragments

November 1, 2018

The fragmentation of tropical forests weakens the effects of the “natural enemies” of some tree species, reducing their ability to maintain biodiversity.

Want to nudge others to install solar? Actions speak louder than words

October 24, 2018

Consumers are significantly more likely to be convinced to install solar panels by someone who has them themselves, according to a new study.

A closer look at antibiotic resistant genes in the air

October 24, 2018

Long overlooked, the issue of airborne antibiotic resistant genes is crucial for re-evaluating air quality assessment practices in urban settings.

Climate change will alter water sources for Atlantic circulation system

October 23, 2018

The sources of water that feed the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation are likely to change along with the climate, says a new Yale study.