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  1. Gabriel Gadsden conducting field research
    YSE News

    Energy Efficiency May Keep Rodents at Bay

    July 17, 2024

    A computer model developed by Yale School of the Environment researchers demonstrates that home renovations that reduce energy use could prevent wildlife infestations.

  2. composite image of EPA plaque, pipe, smog and a grizzly
    YSE News

    In the Wake of the Chevron Decision

    July 16, 2024

    YSE and Yale faculty experts discuss the potential impacts of the Supreme Court's recent Chevron decision — on environmental regulations, ESG, and efforts to combat climate change.

  3. Lisitcyna and Lisitsyn
    YSE News

    Russian Environmentalists Bring Conservation Skills and Insights to YSE

    July 11, 2024

    Nataliia Lisitcyna and her partner, Dmitry Lisitsyn, have spent decades protecting natural ecosystems and biodiversity on Sakhalin Island off Russia's far eastern shore by pressing for legal restraints on harmful commercial activities including mining and oil, gas extraction. The two are now bringing their formidable experience in conservation work to the Yale School of the Environment.

  4. Dorceta Taylor giving the keynote address
    YSE News

    New Horizons Conference Spotlights Urgent Need for Diverse Perspectives in Environmental Movement

    July 8, 2024

    Environmental leaders gathered at the 2024 New Horizons in Conservation conference hosted by Yale School of the Environment’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) urged young professionals to use their abilities to help underrepresented communities have a voice in environmental policies that impact their well-being.

  5. Rainforest in Costa Rica
    YSE News

    New Research Findings Could Help Rainforest Restoration Efforts

    July 2, 2024

    A YSE-led research team found that seedlings sourced from wet sites performed just as well under drought conditions as seedlings of the same species sourced from dry sites, simplifying seed sourcing for reforestation projects with climate change in mind.

  6. A small stream with grass growing in the water
    YSE News

    Ephemeral Streams Likely to Have Significant Effect on U.S. Water Quality

    June 27, 2024

    A new study co-authored by Yale researchers on streams that only flow briefly after storms quantifies the consequences of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that they aren't regulated by the Clean Water Act.

  7. Tagan Engel
    YSE News

    Building a Just Food System: A Q&A with Regenerative Agriculture Lab Advisor Tagan Engel

    June 27, 2024

    Tagan Engel, resident fellow at CBEY, talks with YSE News on the challenges facing the food system, the lab’s progress, and its goals.

  8. Hikers on Mile-High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina
    YSE News

    What’s Ailing America’s Public Trails?

    June 25, 2024

    In an op-ed published in The New York Times over Memorial Day weekend, “America’s Trails Are a Wonder, and They Need Our Help,” Professor Justin Farrell and master’s student Steven Ring ’25 MEM highlighted the need to better maintain neglected and often deteriorating public trails in the U.S.

  9. Illustration of a distant mountain with winding forest stream in the foreground
    YSE News

    2024 Environmental Performance Index: A Surprise Top Ranking, Global Biodiversity Commitment Tested

    June 4, 2024

    The Baltic nation of Estonia is No. 1 in the 2024 rankings, while Denmark, one of the top ranked countries in the 2022 EPI dropped to 10th place, highlighting the challenges of reducing emissions in hard-to-decarbonize industries. Meanwhile, “paper parks” are proving a global challenge to international biodiversity commitments.

  10. People with placards and posters for climate change action
    YSE News

    Empowering Tomorrow: Activating Youth for Climate Action

    May 29, 2024

    How are young people grappling with climate change?  What are the best ways to engage them? The answer, according to panelists who were part of a May 21 webinar hosted by the Yale Center for Environmental Communication, is to focus on hope rather than despair.

  11. Mazengia holding Kroon Cup in front of Kroon Hall
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    Champion for Outdoor Inclusivity Awarded Kroon Cup

    May 24, 2024

    Esaac Mazengia ’24 MESc, who revived the Outdoor Rec Industry Student Interest Group, recognized for being “a pillar of our community through his SIG leadership, research, and dedication to supporting nearly every event at YSE.”

  12. view of a scenic hillside settlement in Rwanda
    Canopy Magazine

    Rwanda: A Decade of Field Studies in Conservation

    May 23, 2024 In 2013, as the McCluskey Fellow in Conservation, Amy Vedder first proposed a field trip to take master’s and doctoral students to Rwanda to see conservation in practice. This June, over a decade later, the 10th group of YSE students will visit Rwanda for a three-week field trip through the country to get a better understanding of the “complexities, the challenges, as well as the successes of conservation efforts.”
  13. Sparkle Malone
    Canopy Magazine

    Gaining a Better Understanding of Natural Methane Emissions

    May 23, 2024 Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Carbon Capture Sparkle Malone explains how improving our understanding of biogenic methane emissions can help us better predict and manage the effects of climate change in the future.
  14. collage of solar panels, rainforest, and a container ship underway
    Canopy Magazine

    Getting to Net Zero

    May 23, 2024 Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require bold action in nearly every sector of the economy. Meet seven members of the YSE community who are working on groundbreaking solutions that give us hope.
  15. Simon Bunyan
    Canopy Magazine

    Investing in Systems Change

    May 23, 2024