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SOM Insights: Is there reason for optimism on climate change?

September 10, 2018

Yale professor Dan Esty points to hopeful signs of progress on a bottom-up response to climate change in the wake of the Paris Agreement.

Where does our trash go? Study picks through pieces — and value — of waste

September 7, 2018

Recent research by Yale researchers takes a major step in measuring just what is in the more than 200 million tons of waste that are discarded each year.

Campus-wide initiative takes humanities approach to energy and environment

September 6, 2018

A year old, the Environmental Humanities Initiative aims to deepen understanding of how nature, environmental science, culture, and politics are interconnected.

Campus summit explores the intersection of art and environmental justice

September 4, 2018

Held at the Yale University Art Gallery on Sept. 8, “Paying Homage, Soil and Site” will examine environmentalism, social justice, art, and identity.

Think pink for a better view of climate change

September 4, 2018

A new study says pink noise may be the key to separating out natural climate variability from climate change that is influenced by human activity.

With local action, major economies can get closer to Paris Climate targets

August 30, 2018

Action by cities, states, regions and business can go a long way towards meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, but more support is required

‘Archived’ heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior, researchers say

August 29, 2018

That “archived” heat, currently trapped below the surface, could melt the region’s entire sea-ice pack if it reaches the surface, researchers say.

Carla Staver wins $1 million grant for global wildfire modeling research

August 29, 2018

Staver has won the award from the National Science Foundation to develop a better understanding of wildfires globally.

From Yale to Bhutan: Looking for the rare nest of the white-bellied heron

August 28, 2018

Forestry student Indra P. Acharja traveled to Bhutan this summer to conduct research on one of the rarest bird nests in the world.

Ecological classroom: connecting with nature at New Haven’s ‘urban parklet’

August 23, 2018

An “urban parklet” designed by an F&ES student in the Fair Haven neighborhood has converted a series of parking spaces into a public “ecological classroom.”