Experts Explore Whether Hydraulic Fracturing is a Bridge to a Clean Energy Future

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, a panel of energy experts converged at Kroon Hall to discuss the future of hydraulic fracturing—an emergent, hotly contested technique of extracting natural gas from rock layers beneath the earth. Between those witnessing the panel live and those tuning in to live stream coverage of the event from our overflow space and around the world, the total audience amounted to roughly 900.

Exploring the complexity of the practice of “fracking,” the panel’s talk culminated a host of fracking-related events sponsored by the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Bringing together experts from academia, industry, and the policy realm, Tuesday’s panel featured a moderated discussion of the gains and risks involved in the nation’s adoption of an energy portfolio including fracked natural gas.


Hydraulic Fracking Panel TOMORROW!

Just a reminder that the hydraulic fracking panel is tomorrow, September 18, 2012 at 4pm eastern. This is going to be an incredible event. Be sure to visit us on campus or tune in via livestream.

You can access the live stream of the event here: and more information about the event here: This link also contains a question box for you to submit questions to be answered by the panelists.

Have fun!…

Professor Chertow's greetings from China!

Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of Program on Solid Waste Policy, and Director of Industrial Environmental Management Program, Marian Chertow writes:

Just thought I’d send a quick message from Tianjin, China where I am attending the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” meeting held in China each year. I was invited to present on the Circular Economy which springs from industrial ecology principles. We had a two hour highly interactive session replete with an artist who drew pictures while we spoke and took very colorful notes. All the IE students should enjoy the artist’s view of life cycle thinking – see below. The theme of the overall meeting is “Creating the Future Economy.” I have attended several sessions related to resource management, consumption, and China’s role in the…

There is now a subscribe feature for the online Environment: Yale (EnvY) magazine!

EnvY’s mission is to reflect the intellectual vitality of the faculty, students and alumni of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and to highlight environmental research being conducted in other Yale departments. Keep up with all of the exciting things going on at the School through the online newsletter.

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I just received an exciting new announcement–there will be a panel on Hydraulic Fracking at F&ES in September. This event is open to the public, and I thought you (as prospective students) might be interested in attending. There will also be live streaming of this event for those unable to join us, with more information on that forthcoming. If you are a prospective student and are planning on attending, please do let us know so we can help you set up some additional events and/or meetings for you to learn more about F&ES and the admissions process.

Date: September 18th (Tues) at 4:00; reception to follow
Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (195 Prospect Street, Yale Campus, New Haven, CT) – Overflow will also be available in Bowers Auditorium (Sage…

“Last fall, when we decided to host a young environmental writers competition – the only one of its kind as far as we know – we at SAGE Magazine hoped to hear from a few young writers and environmental professionals… What we actually got was simply astonishing:  more than 300 submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and environmental art flooded in from almost a dozen different countries ….”

Check out the winning submissions!


For students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), choosing courses is like being a kid in a candy store. The choices are abundant, even wondrous, and F&ES students are curious and interested in a lot of things. But while the plethora of choices is considered a virtue—the M.E.M. offers over 100 electives—their lack of organization has been a frequent source of confusion—until now.

Read more about the M.E.M changes

Hello from FES!!

I greet you today first and foremost as a first-year FES student at Yale University. I am also a female international student pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Management (MEM). I also happen to be a new team member at the Admissions office here. Throughout the ensuing school year, I will be providing you short tidbits about my experiences here at FES, which I hope will be of some help to you while making important life decisions.

My name is Onon Bayasgalan and I come from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Unless you’ve been to Mongolia, or have other substantial reasons to know about Mongolia, I’d recommend

Office open, please enter.
Office open, please enter

Admissions Office doorway

Greetings from Yale F&ES Admissions & Financial Aid!  Just as the sign on our office door states, “office open, please enter,” the F&ES Master’s application officially opens on September 1, 2011. We are excited to welcome and assist a new round of applicants as you prepare materials for the admissions process.

By way of introduction, our office consists of 5 people: Alex (Fin Aid), Angela (Admissions/Fin Aid), Danielle (Admissions/Fin Aid), Linda (Admissions/Fin Aid), and Quetcy (Admissions).  We are a small troop, but we work diligently to meet your needs and answer your questions in a timely fashion.

The office experienced a major restructuring, said farewell to two dedicated staff…