Environment

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Lady beetles are secret weapon for tackling Yale bug outbreak

July 10, 2018

9,000 hungry lady beetles are being used to eliminate aphids outside Kroon Hall, which are attracting hordes of flies.

Yale class brings a designer’s approach to the Cape Town water crisis

July 6, 2018

Led by Jessica Helfand, Yale SOM and School of Architecture students are trying to tackle the crisis with an approach rooted in the city’s unique civic life.

Scale is a key ingredient when tracking biodiversity, researchers say

July 2, 2018

To fully understand biodiversity and how it is changing, you need to observe changes at local, regional, and continental scales, according to a new study.

Journal explores database that quantifies global environmental impacts

June 28, 2018

In a special issue, Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology examines the connections between international trade, consumption, and environmental impact.

Safer by design: Meta review examines expanding branches of green chemistry

June 20, 2018

Two decades after Paul Anastas introduced the 12 principles of green chemistry, a new paper documents the innovations that have emerged from those principles.

University landscapes: an opportunity for agroforestry

May 25, 2018

The Yale Agroforestry Collaborative explores how the university’s landscape — and the broader environment — can be made more multifunctional and interactive.

‘We put our faith in you’: a call for leadership in a world of injustices

May 23, 2018

Dean Indy Burke told graduates of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies that the world needs their leadership in this "time of outrage...

SOM’s Edward P. Evans Hall receives LEED Gold certification

May 23, 2018

Edward P. Evans Hall has received a Gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Four students selected as 2018 Sabin International Fellows

May 18, 2018

F&ES has selected four graduate students as Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellows, with each fellow receiving up to $40,000 of funding.

The plural of hippo is, well, one very dirty river

May 16, 2018

According to a Yale-led study, hippos are clogging Africa’s Mara River with tons of oxygen-eating, fish-killing feces. (Over 9 tons of it a day to be exact.)