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  1. Joe Orefice in the forest
    YSE News

    Healthy Forests: ‘It’s Never About Cutting an Individual Tree’

    September 26, 2022

    As the debate about healthy forests, logging, and climate change gets more heated, The Forest School's Mark Bradford and Joe Orefice explain why cutting trees, when done appropriately, can lead to more resilient forests while yielding renewable forest products.

  2. Sparkle Malone
    YSE News

    Expert in Disturbance Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics Joins YSE Faculty

    September 6, 2022

    Dr. Sparkle Malone, whose research focuses on disturbance regimes and how they alter the structure and functions of ecosystems, has joined the YSE faculty as an assistant professor.

  3. Students at YSE Community Day
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    Incoming YSE Class Brings Diversity of Perspectives to Addressing Today’s Escalating Environmental Challenges

    September 2, 2022

    The Yale School of the Environment welcomed the 2022-2023 incoming class of 147 students with a three-week MODs program and additional activities. The class is comprised of students from 28 countries and 27 states and U.S. territories. About one-fourth of the incoming class are U.S. students of color and more than one-third are international students from countries across the globe.

  4. urban tree removal square
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    How Circular Utilization of Urban Tree Waste Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

    August 23, 2022

    A multi-scale lifecycle assessment conducted by Prof. Yuan Yao and researchers from the Center for Industrial Ecology explains how eco-friendly uses for urban tree waste could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. cities.

  5. Ian Robinson
    YSE News

    New Haven Promise Interns Get Field Experience at YSE this Summer

    August 22, 2022

    A trio of local scholars are gaining hands-on work experience in Yale School of the Environment faculty labs this summer as New Haven Promise interns.

  6. ev-charging-solar-square
    YSE News

    YSE Experts React to Major Federal Climate, Energy Investment

    August 11, 2022

    From clean electricity investment credit to funding to restore coastal ecosystems, YSE faculty offer insight into how the Inflation Reduction Act may help us meet urgent environmental challenges — and where there’s still work to be done.

  7. Global Climate Leadership
    YSE News

    The Yale School of the Environment and the Three Cairns Group Partner to Launch the Three Cairns Climate Program for the Global South

    July 27, 2022

    With a generous gift from the Three Cairns Group, the Yale School of the Environment will establish a transformative program aimed at supporting the next generation of environmental leaders in the Global South, where millions of people are particularly impacted by the effects of climate change caused by the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters. This contribution is the largest gift ever to focus entirely on the Yale School of the Environment.

  8. Photo showing alternative energy sources
    YSE News

    Debunking the Myths that Discourage Public Funding of Clean Energy

    July 15, 2022

    To spur decarbonization, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage the use of public funds.

  9. Smokestack billowing smoke into the air, with an inset of the Supreme Court building
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    How Will the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Affect Climate Goals and What Are the EPA’s Options?

    July 1, 2022

    YSE’s Rob Klee, former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, examines the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision limiting the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. 

  10. rodriguez-square
    YSE News

    Switzer Fellow Helping Disadvantaged Communities Lead Transition to Clean Energy

    June 30, 2022

    Gabriela Rodriguez ’23 MEM has been named a recipient of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.

  11. A couple reaching out to each other while riding bicycles at sunset
    YSE News

    Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Beliefs and Behaviors on Climate Change

    June 29, 2022

    A team of researchers led by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at YSE surveyed couples about their ideas on climate change and found that while many partners exhibited similar beliefs and behaviors around climate change, there also were some discrepancies.

  12. anna-behm-masozera
    YSE News

    McCluskey Fellow Brings Governance-Focused Approach to Wildlife Conservation to YSE

    June 27, 2022

    After nearly a decade in Rwanda facilitating partnerships in gorilla conservation, Anna Behm Masozera spent the last academic year at YSE as the Dorothy S. McCluskey Visiting Fellow in Conservation, a role that welcomes practitioners — particularly women from or working in developing countries — to the School.

  13. Gordon Geballe speaking at his retirement celebration
    YSE News

    The “Geballe” Era

    June 13, 2022

    YSE Associate Dean for International Engagement Gordon Geballe is retiring after a nearly 50-year affiliation with the School and Yale. He is known for always keeping students at the center, his ability to build community and befriend everyone in the room, and his dedication to New Haven.

  14. New Haven as seen from East Rock
    YSE News

    YSE-led Study Examines the Increasing Importance of Mid-Size Urban Forests

    June 13, 2022

    A new study, co-authored by researchers from The Forest School at YSE, examines how New Haven’s urban forest patches change over time and management strategies for mid-size urban forests.

  15. Elaine Lac holding the Kroon Cup in front of Kroon Hall
    YSE News

    Kroon Cup Winner Elaine Lac Recognized for Building Strong YSE Community

    June 6, 2022

    With a background in community organizing and experience as an international Peace Corps volunteer, Lac devoted countless hours at the Yale School of the Environment working to bring communities of people together.