Environment

Stories

Black leaders talk careers, nature, and biases in the environmental sector

September 3, 2020

A livestreamed panel discussion hosted by Yale Blue Green focused on personal experiences and professional trajectories in the sustainability space.

Asphalt adds to air pollution, especially on hot, sunny days

September 2, 2020

The potential of paved roads and asphalt roofs to create urban air pollution is comparable to motor vehicle emissions, a new Yale study has found.

Mary-Louise Timmermans appointed the Damon Wells Professor

August 27, 2020

Timmermans studies the dynamics and variability of the Arctic Ocean, sea ice and climate.

The pandemic has dramatically changed rural attitudes toward government

August 20, 2020

While rural communities in the U.S. West have traditionally expressed attitudes of self-reliance COVID-19 may be altering that historic dynamic — for now.

Yale experts explain biodiversity

August 19, 2020

Renowned biology and ecology experts Tom Lovejoy and Os Schmitz talk about one of planet Earth’s most important features: biodiversity.

Can we make recycling work?

July 31, 2020

Yale’s Robert Klee, a former state Department of Energy commissioner, discusses what we need to do to create a recycling system that works.

Billionaire Wilderness

July 23, 2020

Justin Farrell (Princeton University Press)

Wherever the sun shines: bringing solar to low- and middle-income homes

July 20, 2020

A new guidebook based on research by YSE scholars offers a roadmap for installing rooftop solar panels in communities that are often overlooked for renewables.

‘You can’t be a forester without understanding Chad’s work’

July 8, 2020

The idea that forests are dynamic systems might seem obvious now. But that's only because it was demonstrated by Yale Professor Chad Oliver.

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.