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What Good are Footprints? Yale Journal
Explores Frontier ‘Footprinting’ Research
February 17, 2014 —
In “Frontiers in Footprinting,” a special feature in the new issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology, leading voices in the field of industrial ecology provide contrasting viewpoints on the value of footprinting and explore new directions in this still-evolving field.
Book Explores the Downside
Of Latin America's Biofuels Boom
January 14, 2014 —
A new book edited by Robert Bailis
explores how the growth of the biofuels sector affects social, economic and environmental systems across Latin America and the Caribbean, and how different nations are addressing the challenges.
Coastal Oceans Shift from
Carbon Source to Carbon Sink
December 6, 2013 —
In a new paper, a team of researchers, including Peter A. Raymond, contends that human activities have transformed the role that coastal oceans play in the global carbon budget.
A Roadmap for Embedding
Ecologists Into Urban Design
November 6, 2013 —
In a new article published in the journal
, Alexander Felson, an assistant professor at F&ES and the Yale School of Architecture, lays out a “roadmap” for integrating ecology into urban design.
Carbon Models Underestimate
Role of Animals, Paper Says
October 16, 2013 —
Animals can have a greater impact on the carbon cycle in regional ecosystems than is typically recognized by global models, according to a paper authored by F&ES researchers.
Choosing Mighty Themes to Explore Human Ties to the Natural World
September 10, 2013 —
During the 1980s, Mansfield Street in New Haven was an unlikely cradle for a writing career: the block was notorious for its crime rate, not its literary scene. But for Eric Jay Dolin M.E.M. ’88, championing Mansfield, where he lived as a student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, in
New Haven Register
op-eds provided an opportunity to both hone his craft and defend his turf.
Want Better Urban Design? Ask an Ecologist
September 4, 2013 —
A few years ago, Alexander Felson was working as a design and ecological consultant on a housing development in suburban New York when he made a suggestion that raised the developer’s eyebrows.
Deep Past Offers Clues into
Climate-Driven Biotic Shifts
August 2, 2013 —
Global climate change is altering the way that organisms interact in ecosystems worldwide, changing the abundance and range of some species, driving some toward extinction, and creating systems where generalist species thrive.
Traditional ranching practices enhance African savanna
May 1, 2013 —
That human land use destroys natural ecosystems is an oft-cited assumption in conservation, but ecologists have discovered that instead, traditional ranching techniques in the African savanna enhance the local abundance of wild, native animals. These results offer a new perspective on the roles humans play in natural systems, and inform ongoing discussions about land management and biodiversity conservation.
Shifting the Burden of Recycling
April 29, 2013 —
Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste. By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly increase the recycling—and recyclability—of computers, packaging, automobiles, and household hazardous wastes such as batteries, used oil motor, and leftover paint—and save money in the process.
Gillingham: The rebound effect is overplayed
January 23, 2013 —
Buy a more fuel-efficient car and you will drive it more. The 'rebound effect' is real, argue Kenneth Gillingham and colleagues in a Comment piece in this week's Nature, but it is too small to reverse energy savings entirely. Energy-efficiency policies should therefore be pursued as a way to curb energy use and address greenhouse-gas emissions.
Urban Metabolism for the Urban Century
January 22, 2013 —
Journal of Industrial Ecology
is pleased to announce a special issue on
Sustainable Urban Systems
that focuses on the integration of engineered infrastructures, people, and natural systems in the pursuit of environmentally sustainable cities.
Yale, NYU Study: Solar Power is Contagious
October 18, 2012 —
People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbors have one, according to a Yale and New York University study in the journal
Palm Oil Massive Source of Carbon Dioxide
October 10, 2012 —
Expanding production of palm oil, a common ingredient in processed foods, soaps and personal care products, is driving rainforest destruction and massive carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study by Yale and Stanford researchers.
Yale Researchers Call for Specialty Metals Recycling
September 24, 2012 —
An international policy is needed for recycling scarce specialty metals that are critical in the production of consumer goods, according to Yale researchers in
Rapid Urban Expansion Threatens Biodiversity
September 17, 2012 —
A brief window of opportunity exists to shape the development of cities globally before a boom in infrastructure construction transforms urban land cover, according to a study in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Diseased Trees New Source of Climate Gas
August 7, 2012 —
Diseased trees in forests may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according to researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in
Geophysical Research Letters
New Study Shows Americans Connecting Extreme Weather to Climate Change
April 18, 2012 —
More than two-thirds of the American people believe global warming made several recent extreme weather disasters worse, according to
a new report released by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.
Making One Company’s Waste Another Company’s Raw Materials
April 5, 2012 —
Making one company’s waste another company’s raw material has long been one of the most intriguing notions in industrial ecology. This strategy known as industrial symbiosis—by analogy to the manner in which some species in nature cooperate to mutual advantage—came to public attention in the early 1990s.
U.S. Rivers and Streams Saturated With Carbon
October 17, 2011 —
The researchers assert that a significant amount of carbon contained in land, which first is absorbed by plants and forests through the air, is leaking into streams and rivers and then released into the atmosphere before reaching coastal waterways.
The Science of Pollen
January 1, 2000 —
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