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  1. Christian Cooper
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    Birder Christian Cooper Discusses the Power of Observing

    April 15, 2024

    During a visit to Yale April 4, 2024, co-hosted by the Yale School of the Environment, Christian Cooper talked about the Central Park incident that made him famous and how he is using his platform to advance racial justice.

  2. Aerial view of Two workers installing solar panels on a rooftop stock photo
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    Harnessing the Power of Observability May Increase Climate-Friendly Behavior

    April 2, 2024

    A team of researchers has found that providing information to others about personal efforts to promote sustainability could increase the adoption of pro-environmental behavior.

  3. Mohamed, Ramirez, and Wurts
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    Three Yale Students Named Wyss Scholars

    March 21, 2024

    The Wyss Foundation, a charitable organization that supports land conservation in the U.S. and internationally, has selected three Yale students as 2024 scholars.

  4. A path in the Sinharaja rainforest in Sri Lanka
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    Climate Change Threatens Resilience of Sri Lankan Rainforests

    March 19, 2024

    A long-term study by Yale School of the Environment scientists found that climate change and other disturbances may be altering the resilience of Sri Lankan rainforests, turning them from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

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    YSE Launches Database Highlighting Environmental Professionals of Color

    March 13, 2024

    The “People of Color Environmental Professionals: Profiles of Courage and Leadership” database, published by YSE's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI), establishes a repository of profiles on professionals from across the U.S. who contribute to the environmental, health, climate justice, and other related fields.

  6. beech leaf tissue sample
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    An Inside Look at Beech Leaf Disease

    March 4, 2024

    A new study led by a team of scientists from YSE found differences at the cellular level of leaves from infected Beech trees — variations that may account for tree mortality.

  7. Arial view of a highway interchange in a densely populated urban area
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    Preparing Urban Leaders for Climate Challenges

    March 1, 2024

    The Yale School of the Environment is launching an online certificate program to help urban policymakers and practitioners around the world implement innovative climate solutions.

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    Black Environmentalists Discuss Their Research, Outcomes and Cultural Capital

    February 29, 2024

    The YSE community celebrated Black History Month with a panel discussion featuring four students who talked about their research on community cohesion, social-ecological landscapes of fear, portable water supply, and renewable energy access.

  9. A small diamondback terrapin
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    YSE Students Honored for Leadership in Conservation and Wildlife Science

    February 27, 2024

    Three Yale School of Environment students have been awarded the MK McCarthy-RW Worth Scholarship for Leadership in Conservation Science. Germar González ’24 MESc, Elizabeth Nowlin ’24 MESc, and Mizzy Almaazmi ’24 MESc were recognized for their leadership in the field of conservation biology and wildlife science.

  10. portrait of Graeme Berlyn in 2023
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    In Memoriam: Graeme Berlyn, E. H. Harriman Professor of Forest Management and Physiology of Trees

    February 22, 2024

    Graeme P. Berlyn, a world-renowned expert on the anatomy and physiology of plants and trees, died Feb. 16 in Hamden at the age of 90. Berlyn, whose breadth of research included wood anatomy, plant embryology, tissue culture, biotechnology, and the morphology and physiology of trees and forests in relation to environmental stress, taught at YSE for more than 60 years.

  11. Aerial looking out across the NYBG treetops toward the NYC skylin in the distance
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    Examining a Century of Change in a New York City Urban Forest

    February 16, 2024

    Urban forests have long been understudied, but inventory data from a forest stewarded by the New York Botanical Garden has provided scientists at the Yale School of the Environment with a rare opportunity to study a century of changes in one urban forest — information that could help guide regional approaches to forest management.

  12. Ocean harvesting
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    A Synergistic Approach to Ocean Conservation

    February 6, 2024

    As the visiting McCluskey Fellow in Conservation at the Yale School of the Environment, Alex Muñoz will spend the next year developing a roadmap to accelerate the pace of ocean conservation and Yale’s first-ever course fully focused on ocean conservation.

  13. An uncompleted construction project in India
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    Achieving Sustainable Urban Growth on a Global Scale

    January 25, 2024

    Yale School of the Environment’s Karen Seto and an international group of leading scientists call for an urgent change in the governance of urban expansion as the world’s cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

  14. Allyza Lustig presenting on the NASA stage
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    Combining Art and Data to Spur Climate Action

    January 25, 2024

    YSE alumna Allyza Lustig ’17 MEM led the Art x Climate project, the first-ever gallery of visual art featured in the National Climate Assessment.