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  1. Two people walking a tree-lined sidewalk in an urban park
    YSE News

    Urban Forestry Is Having its Moment

    September 26, 2023

    The 2023 Hixon Center Urban Conference provided researchers and practitioners with new tactics to increase tree canopy, access funding, and engage community members as stewards of urban forests.

    YSE News

    Global Trade as Part of the (Climate) Solution

    September 25, 2023

    Yale Professor Daniel Esty and a group of international experts offered insights on how the global trade system can be restructured to combat climate change and deliver a sustainable future at a climate week panel discussion hosted by the Yale School of the Environment.

  3. Aerial image of a container ship in port
    YSE News

    Greening Global Trade

    September 6, 2023

    For the past 15 months, Professor Daniel Esty has been co-leading the Remaking Global Trade for a Sustainable Future Project at the World Trade Organization. In advance of Climate Week NYC, he discusses how international trade can, in fact, be remade to support sustainable development and the transition to a low-carbon future.

  4. YSE students planting a tree during MODS 2023
    YSE News

    Class of 2025 is Focused on Sustainability, Equity, and Global Solutions

    August 29, 2023

    This year’s incoming class is one of the most diverse in Yale School of the Environment’s history, with students coming from six continents and 31 countries and from 29 U.S. states and territories.

  5. A stream in a landscape
    YSE News

    YSE Scientists Make Critical Breakthrough in Mapping Global Methane Emissions from Rivers and Streams

    August 18, 2023

    Yale School of the Environment scientists, working with an international team of researchers, provide the most comprehensive estimate to date of monthly methane emissions from rivers and streams worldwide, an understanding that is key to climate change modeling and mitigation.

  6. Annise Dobson with Xavier Murrell
    YSE News

    College Students Gain Hands-on Research Experience in YSE Labs This Summer

    August 14, 2023

    Four college students from New Haven interned this summer in YSE labs through the New Haven Promise program. They contributed research on several projects including a study on accelerating the natural weathering process that sequesters carbon and an examination of the impacts of invasive jumping worms.

  7. Wes Gobar
    YSE News

    Switzer Fellow Wes Gobar Hopes to Shape State Policy by Working at the Community Level

    August 8, 2023

    Switzer Fellow Wes Gobar '24 MEM aims to focus on state-level climate justice issues.

  8. Jess Jones holding the carved-wood Kroon Cup trophy
    YSE News

    Finding the Roots of Transformative Justice

    June 9, 2023

    From a young age, Kroon Cup winner Jess Jones realized that sustainable land stewardship could help heal what ails the environment and humanity. 

  9. splash of clean water
    YSE News

    The Future of Water

    June 7, 2023

    In the face of increased drought, floods, and rapid population growth, combined with the burgeoning water demands from the agriculture, industry, and energy sectors, how can we ensure access to clean water and adequate supplies? Yale School of the Environment Professors Jim Saiers and Shimi Anisfeld offer some thoughts on potential short and long-term solutions.

  10. Parked cars beside curbside EV chargers
    YSE News

    Advances in Technology Are Driving Popularity of EVs

    May 28, 2023

    New research by YSE Professor Kenneth Gillingham found that the recent increase in electric vehicle adoption is due largely to technological improvements such as increased battery range and faster charging.

  11. 2022 Alumni Awards
    Canopy Magazine

    2022 YSE Alumni Association Award Winners

    May 25, 2023 Meet the distinguished alums who were recognized at YSE Reunion 2022 for their outstanding work in forest genetics, environmental law, and climate policy.
  12. site visit at a mass timber construction project in Finland
    Canopy Magazine

    The Forests Dialogue Engages Stakeholders on Mass Timber’s Role in a Sustainable Future

    May 25, 2023 Can mass timber turn cities from carbon emitters into carbon sinks? The Forests Dialogue digs into sustainable construction.
  13. Porcupine in a tree at nigh
    Canopy Magazine

    Examining Vertical Spaces: What’s Living in the Canopy?

    May 25, 2023 To gain a better understanding of treetop species, YSE PhD student Siria Gámez climbs 80 feet straight up into the canopy to set up camera traps that allow her to observe the wildlife firsthand.
  14. Agustín Carbó
    Canopy Magazine

    A Brighter, Cleaner Energy Future for Puerto Rico

    May 25, 2023 As the inaugural director of the Puerto Rico Grid Modernization and Recovery Team, Carbó is now leading the Biden administration’s efforts with the government of Puerto Rico to rebuild its electrical grid so it is more resilient, more secure, and fully capable of supporting clean electricity.
  15. Matthew Kotchen
    Canopy Magazine

    The Economics of Carbon: In Conversation with Matthew Kotchen

    May 25, 2023 Environmental economist Matthew Kotchen talks about the social cost of carbon, the world of offsets, and the importance of connecting academics and policymakers — a challenge he is tackling through the Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy Initiative.