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    Queering Environmental Justice

    January 27, 2022

    In a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, YSE authors Michelle Bell and Leo Goldsmith ’20 MEM lay out the case for a more inclusive environmental justice movement for the LGBTQ+ community, who are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures.

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    ELTI Director Helps Define Political Ecology Playbook

    January 26, 2022

    To address issues of equity and justice in worldwide efforts to advance restoration and conservation and deforestation, a new paper co-authored by YSE's Director of Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Eva Garen outlines 10 principles for effective, equitable, and transformative landscapes.

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    Dr. Taylor to Address MLK Jr. and the Intersection of Civil Rights and Environmental Justice

    January 13, 2022

    YSE Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Dorceta Taylor will address MLK Jr. and his work at the forefront of environmental justice issues at an upcoming panel in February.

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    YSE Alumni Lend Expertise to COP26 Climate Negotiations

    January 13, 2022

    In addition to YSE students and faculty, alumni played a major role at the November 2021 U.N. climate summit, representing global organizations and taking part in negotiations aimed at stronger climate action.

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    YSE Mourns Conservationist Thomas Lovejoy: ‘An Amazing Role Model’

    January 13, 2022

    The YSE community is mourning the loss of renowned conservation biologist Thomas E. Lovejoy ’63 BA, ’71 PhD.

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    Protecting Our Urban Parks from the Impacts of Climate Change

    January 12, 2022

    The Yale School of the Environment is partnering with the Central Park Conservancy and the Natural Areas Conservancy in a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at helping cities develop strategies to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change on urban parks.

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    YSE Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels

    December 19, 2021

    A recent YSE-led study published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from the supply of chain of electric vehicles pale in comparison to the same indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

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    A Marketplace Solution to Burning Crop Stubble Earns YSE Team Top Honors

    December 10, 2021

    YSE students win international prize for new digital app that allows farmers to sell crop byproducts instead of burning them.

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    Tracking Small Cats in Bolivian Amazon

    December 8, 2021

    Amy Zuckerwise ’20 MESc and Courtney Anderson ’20 MESc spent a summer studying smaller cats in the upper Amazon River basin in northwestern Bolivia.

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    Fanning Across the Globe in Search of Big Cats

    December 8, 2021

    YSE students are researching myriad ways these animals are impacting the landscape to fully understand their conservation value and the importance of their survival.

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    Four YSE Faculty Members Named on the ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

    December 6, 2021

    Four Yale School of the Environment faculty members have been included on Clarivate Analytics’ annual list of the world’s most influential researchers.

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    Solar in the American Mind

    December 1, 2021

    A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has YSE Professor Ken Gillingham examining what influences the decisions Americans are making regarding solar energy and electric vehicles.

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    Environmental Fellows Share Impassioned Commitment to Justice

    November 29, 2021

    The nine YSE graduate students and recent graduates in the 2021 Environmental Fellows program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share the same impassioned commitment to their environmental work.

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    Recent Grads Partner with Regenerative Agriculture Initiative on Innovative Soil Health Policy Guide

    November 19, 2021

    Abbey Warner ’21 MEM and Darya Watnick ’21 MEM of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative worked with dozens of practitioners and experts in farming and policymaking on a guide that gives practical advice for developing meaningful soil health policy and programs.

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    Robert Javonillo Brings Personal Commitment and National Expertise to New Role as Assistant Dean of DEI

    November 18, 2021

    Robert Javonillo has been named the new assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion starting Nov. 22. He wanted to come to Yale, he says, because of his environmental roots and a keen interest in diversity work.