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  1. Black Hills in South Dakota
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    LANDBACK Panel Addresses Importance of Indigenous Leadership in Land Reclamation and Conservation

    April 12, 2022

    Restoring Indigenous power in land stewardship and co-management policies were at the center of a YSE-Wyss Foundation panel discussion that brought together Indigenous voices from across the country.

  2. Lynn Cooley, Dorceta Taylor, and Peter Salovey
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    Alumna Receives Yale’s Highest Graduate Honor

    April 8, 2022

    Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading environmental justice scholars and activists, was recently named a recipient of the 2020 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, the highest honor Yale Graduate School bestows on its alumni.

  3. Brenda Mallory
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    New Horizons Conference Highlights ‘Work to Be Done’ on Environmental Justice

    April 7, 2022

    More than 800 people from 24 countries attended this year’s three-day virtual conference, a global conversation on justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion hosted by YSE that also serves as a platform for emerging environmental leaders who are historically underrepresented in the environmental field and/or committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.

  4. A highway winding through Los Angeles
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    Pandemic Shutdowns Give Window into Environmental Racism in California’s Air Pollution Policy

    April 7, 2022

    Study finds that though air pollution is highly regulated in California, environmental policy as a whole is not protecting all communities in an equal way: Regulatory machinery has been preferentially protecting White, non-Hispanic people from exposure.

  5. Dar es Salaam
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    Latest IPCC Report Highlights How ‘Smarter’ Cities Can Mitigate Climate Change

    April 4, 2022

    Providing some hope in the push for climate action, the IPCC report’s chapter on urban mitigation, led by Yale School of the Environment Professor Karen Seto, outlines how cities have an opportunity to increase resource efficiency and significantly reduce GHG emissions through smarter design and greener infrastructure.

  6. Mumbai, India
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    Infrastructure Inequality Is a Challenge to Urban Sustainability

    April 4, 2022

    A first of its kind study focusing on infrastructure inequality finds that infrastructure inequalities are ingrained in the urbanization process.

  7. F. Herbert Bormann
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    Celebrating the Legacy of F. Herbert Bormann

    March 28, 2022

    Bormann, who taught at YSE from 1966-1992, was one of the scientists credited with the discovery of acid rain and his research was a major contributory factor towards the amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990.

  8. Graphic of a simulated mountain range of overlapping colors
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    New Horizons Conference to Elevate Voices Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Environmental Field

    March 23, 2022

    A line up of speakers from industry, government, NGOs, and the media, among other sectors, will share their expertise in environmental justice, institutional diversity, and other environmental topics at the annual conference.

  9. Joe Orefice inspecting maple tree taps at Yale-Myers Forest
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    New YSE Program Helps Sweeten the Sustainable Production of Maple Syrup

    March 17, 2022

    A new extension program at Yale-Myers Forest will help sugar producers enhance production in sustainable ways.

  10. Aerial drone view of Madeira river, igapo igarape lake, Amazon rainforest landscape in Rondonia, Brazil
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    New Study Aims at Calculating Terrestrial Carbon’s Role in River and Stream Emissions

    March 15, 2022

    Emissions fluxes that contribute to the global emissions budget between terrestrial carbon cycle and carbon dioxide from water bodies vary seasonally and regionally.

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    New Initiative Connects the Northeast’s Forest Farmers

    March 8, 2022

    The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment has helped establish the Northeast Forest Farmers Coalition, an education and outreach program designed to help the region’s forest landowners build forest farming operations.

  12. Small boat with water rescue crew in a flooded residential neighborhood
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    IPCC Climate Report’s Clarion Call for Action

    March 7, 2022

    The most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, gives a stark of the effects of climate change globally and is a clarion call for action. Professor Daniel Esty discusses the key messages.

  13. Standing vicuna
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    Human-induced Disease Outbreak in Animals Causes Cascading Ecological Effects

    March 7, 2022

    The increased spread of human-induced diseases to wildlife poses a growing challenge for ecosystem conservation. A Yale School of the Environment-led study that investigated the impacts of a mange outbreak that killed vicuñas in a protected area in the Argentine Andes found that it had unique effects on the ecology of the region.

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    What is Driving Urban Land Expansion?

    March 1, 2022

    Considerable research has been conducted on the growth of urban population, but very little is known about why urban land areas expand. In a recent paper, a YSE-led research team investigated the role of population and economic growth in affecting urban land expansion for more than 300 cities.

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    Report: Businesses Should Play Key Role in Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

    March 1, 2022

    The Center for Business and the Environment’s just-released study of 2,035 global business students found students increasingly believe that business leaders and the private sector should play a vital role in addressing environmental sustainability and social issues.