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    Coral Vita Wins Earthshot Prize

    October 18, 2021

    Coral Vita, a commercial land-based coral farm founded by YSE alumni Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern, recently won the inaugural Earthshot Prize, which supports innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

  2. Dechen Dorji in the high mountains
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    Bhutan’s Dechen Dorji wins YSE Distinguished Alumni Award

    October 14, 2021

    Dorji helped raise $40 million for sustainable financing of Bhutan’s park system under the Bhutan for Life initiative.

  3. Daniel Piotto
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    Prospect Street Award Winner Brings Optimism to the Fight to Save Brazil’s Tropical Forests

    October 14, 2021

    Daniel Piotto is hoping his studies in forest restoration and plantation forestry can help counter devastating tree loss in one the country’s “last frontiers.”

  4. Nan Jenks-Jay
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    Leading Voice in Environmental Education Wins YSE 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

    October 14, 2021

    While the state of the world in 2021 may not easily inspire optimism, even among folks who are normally cheery, it seems negativity has never entered the mind of Nan Jenks-Jay ’86 MES.

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    Why Denmark Wants to Be a ‘Frontrunner’ in the Fight Against Climate Change

    September 28, 2021

    Despite a small carbon footprint, Denmark is an innovator in the environmental realm. Dan Jørgensen, the country’s minister for climate, energy, and utilities, recently visited YSE to explain why the country wants to be a leader in the global fight against climate change.

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    Botswana and Yale Partner on Improving Sustainable Land and Water Management

    September 24, 2021

    Students and researchers from YSE will advise on collaborative work plans and initiatives, aimed at meeting Botswana’s environmental priorities and aligning with the work of YSE faculty and students.

  7. Portrait of AJ Hudson
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    YSE Alumnus and Current Yale Law Student A.J. Hudson Awarded Switzer Environmental Fellowship

    September 20, 2021

    A.J. Hudson ’19 MESc has received a Switzer Environmental Fellowship, which awards emerging environmental leaders studying at universities in New England and California with funding and support for their graduate studies and career development.

  8. Rusk Seto Himalaya
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    Compound Hazards Pose Increased Risk to Highly Populated Regions in the Himalaya

    September 13, 2021

    Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.

  9. Sudent measuring the diameter of a forest tree
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    YSE Class of 2023 Dives into Research and Analysis

    August 25, 2021

    This year’s incoming class of 137 master’s students at the Yale School of the Environment span six continents and 21 countries, including 29 U.S. states and territories.

  10. Smoke stacks at a coal burning power plant
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    The Social Cost of Carbon is Still the Best Way to Evaluate Climate Policy

    August 23, 2021

    Professor of Economics Matthew Kotchen argues that the social cost of carbon, which accounts for the future damage that atmospheric carbon causes, is preferable to an alternative approach put forward by two prominent economists

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    Efficient Buildings Could Save Thousands of Lives in U.S. Every Year

    August 20, 2021

    Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for 40% of the country’s total energy consumption. By improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, the emissions generated from heating and cooling them could be reduced – preventing thousands of premature deaths every year.

  12. Amazon River aerial view
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    Rivers Are Largest Global Source of Mercury in Coastal Oceans

    August 13, 2021

    Ten rivers are responsible for half of the riverine mercury entering the world's oceans — with the Amazon River, the Ganges, and the Yangtze topping the list.

  13. Photo of urban smog in India
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    Study Finds Poor Households in India Bear Brunt of Pollution Effects

    July 26, 2021

    Poorer households in India are bearing a disproportional impact from pollution caused by others, a new study by Yale School of the Environment Associate Professor of Energy Systems Narasimha Rao has found.

  14. The coast of Palm Beach, Florida
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    Addicott Awarded Marine Economics Fellowship to Study Coastal Erosion

    July 26, 2021

    PhD candidate Ethan Addicott aims to create a tool to aid beach restoration efforts and maximize the value and utility of every bucket of sand.

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    Sustainable Procurement Key to Lowering Carbon Footprint

    July 19, 2021

    As more companies focus on reducing their carbon footprint, there’s one element that is key but often overlooked — reducing emissions from their supply chains.