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  1. Solar panels at sunset in a rural setting
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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 Program ‘21 YSE Cohort

    November 29, 2021

    The seven 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.

  5. Volvo presentation with YSE Students and Professor Paul Anastas at COP26
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    YSE at COP26: Students, Faculty Make An Impact at UN Climate Summit

    November 12, 2021

    From speaking on panels to taking part in critical decision-making, students and faculty from the Yale School of the Environment played a major role at this year's COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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    YSE Partners with World Bank on Identifying Industrial Symbiosis Opportunities

    November 11, 2021

    A new global platform, based on YSE’s research through the Center for Industrial Ecology, will help promote opportunities for reuse of waste material and other resources.

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    From Doris Duke Conservation Scholars to YSE Class of 2023: Meet Six Future Environmental Leaders

    November 11, 2021

    This fall, the Yale School of the Environment welcomed six Doris Duke Conservation Scholars into the class of 2023.

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    Study Develops Technique for Creating Strong, ‘Moldable’ Wood Materials

    November 8, 2021

    A research team that included Yuan Yao of the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology has developed a “moldable” wood product, dismantling wood’s lignin and shaping it via a “water-shock” process.

  9. moose with frost-covered antlers
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    Repopulating Endangered Animals Can Play a Vital Role in Cutting Carbon Emissions

    November 5, 2021

    Rewilding, restoring, and conserving the role of endangered and threatened species could magnify carbon uptake by 1.5 to 12.5 times or more across the world.

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    Environmental Justice Conference Explores a Just Recovery

    November 5, 2021

    As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the harsh realities of the challenges created by our changing climate remain. The recent Global Environmental Justice Conference at YSE discussed the opportunities for a more equitable recovery, investigating theories of change in energy and food justice.

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    Near Total Loss of Historical Lands Leaves Indigenous Nations in the U.S. More Vulnerable to Climate Change

    October 28, 2021

    YSE-led study finds that Indigenous nations across the United States have lost 98.9% of their historical land base; historical land dispossession is associated with current and future climate risk.

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    Paul Anastas Wins the 2021 Volvo Environment Prize

    October 28, 2021

    Known as the ‘father of green chemistry,’ Anastas is recognized for revolutionizing the chemical industry with the principle that environmental hazards can be eliminated through thoughtful upfront design.

  13. Yale students and staff at COP26 in Scotland
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    YSE Students Support NGOs and Country Delegations at COP26

    October 26, 2021

    Dozens of YSE and Yale students, faculty, and staff are taking part in the annual United Nations climate summit centered on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

  14. A small sprout of leaves growing from a pile of coins
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    Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Financing

    October 26, 2021

    In a short Q&A, YISF Co-Director Todd Cort addresses the progress that has been made in sustainable financing, as well as some of the ongoing challenges.

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    Celebrating Old Growth

    October 18, 2021

    Renowned environmental authors recently took part in a Yale-led discussion that celebrated the release of Old Growth,  a collection of essays and poems about the rich inner lives of trees.