Environment

Study: Suburban ponds are a septic buffet

December 11, 2017

Residential land use is radically altering the food chain — much of many suburban organisms' nutrients come from human waste, new research shows.

African deforestation not as great as feared, Yale research shows

December 11, 2017

Newly updated data on deforestation across the continent can help with conservation and environmental efforts, according to researchers.

YSPH study finds link between Legionnaires' disease and CT watersheds

December 5, 2017

Contamination of the Naugatuck and Quinebaug watersheds in Connecticut may be responsible for a rise in cases of Legionnaires' disease in the state.

Bulldog Sustainability takes on waste during The Game

December 1, 2017

The student group sold limited-edition Yale-Harvard Klean Kanteen water bottles as part of a broad initiative to reduce litter at Yale Athletics events.

New England’s calm exterior harbors a hot, dynamic mantle, study says

November 30, 2017

Tectonically speaking, New England is pretty calm. But a region of New Hampshire and Vermont is the exception to the rule, say geologists from Yale and Rutgers.

Data Driven Yale wins award in U.N. Data for Climate Action contest

November 15, 2017

The inaugural prize was awarded for linking climate change to sustainable development goals.

Sustainable café opens in Silliman College

November 13, 2017

The Acorn, Silliman College’s new student-run café, is platinum-level certified through Yale’s green certification process for its sustainable attributes.

Yale Carbon Charge director Casey Pickett on the initiative’s promise

November 13, 2017

Picket discusses the initiative’s aims, including how it can change behavior across campus and the research opportunities it has made possible.

Yale at COP23: On the ground in Bonn

November 13, 2017

Forty members of the Yale community, including faculty, alumni, and students, will attend the 23rd climate change “Conference of the Parties” in Bonn, Germany.

Climate action requires ‘local brilliance,’ Yeampierre tells YESS summit

November 8, 2017

Elizabeth Yeampierre, co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, said even well-intentioned environmental groups often fail to engage local leadership.