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    YSE Class of ’21 Andie Creel: Putting a Value on Natural Resources

    April 28, 2021

    Growing up in Bozeman, Montana Andie Creel MESc ’21 had nature at her doorstep. But she also had an up-close view of how quickly things were changing, with land sold off for development. At YSE, Creel’s research has focused on putting a value on the natural world.

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    New Horizons Conference Highlights Challenges, Emerging Voices, and Reasons for Optimism in Environmental Justice

    April 21, 2021

    More than 880 people attended the conference, which celebrated the work of people of color across the fields of environmentalism and conservation, while also exploring how justice, inequality and environment are connected.

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    Aquatic Ecosystems Source of Half of Global Methane Emissions

    April 6, 2021

    The global contribution and importance of aquatic ecosystems as methane emitters has been underestimated, says Judith Rosentreter, postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of the Environment.

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    Proposed Infrastructure Plan Provides Opportunities for Green Innovations

    April 1, 2021

    Ken Gillingham, associate professor of environmental and energy economics at the Yale School of the Environment, assesses the climate-focused initiatives embedded in Biden Administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure package.

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    Student Research finds Lack of Transparency, Systemic Discrimination in Food Supply System

    March 31, 2021

    Efforts to help direct institutional food purchasing toward more equitable and sustainable food suppliers can be stymied by a lack of transparency and by discriminatory practices that keep minority-owned farms, small-scale producers and frontline workers at a disadvantage.

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    Turning Wood Into Plastic

    March 25, 2021

    A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

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    Fossil Fuel Companies Benefit from Inefficient Pricing on Climate and Health Consequences

    March 24, 2021

    Fossil fuel producers in the U.S. are directly benefiting from implicit subsidies on the order of $62 billion a year because of inefficient pricing that doesn’t properly account for the costs of damages to the environment, climate, and human health.

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    The Dirt on Crop Insurance

    March 22, 2021

    A new study from YSE researchers investigates the complex world of crop insurance, suggesting a simple adjustment in determining insurance premiums could be beneficial to both farmers and insurers in the face of increased extreme weather events.

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    Three Yale Students Named Wyss Scholars

    March 19, 2021

    Lani Chang ’22 MEM, Kyle Lemle ’22 MF and Helia Bidad ’22 JD have been named 2021 Wyss Scholars, a program that supports graduate-level education for the next generation of leaders in western land conservation.

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    Environmental Politics Expert with a Focus on Forests and Climate to Join YSE Faculty

    March 19, 2021

    Luke Sanford, whose research examines environmental stewardship from a political science perspective, has been named assistant professor of environmental policy and governance at the Yale School of the Environment beginning July 1.

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    Karen Seto Spotlighted for Earth Observation Research

    March 16, 2021

    Karen Seto, Yale School of the Environment (YSE) Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography Urbanization, has been named one of 15 leading women in machine learning for Earth observation by Radiant Earth Foundation for her research of global importance.

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    ‘Outstanding Scholar’: The Yale School of the Environment Remembers Mochen Liao

    March 15, 2021

    The Yale community is mourning the loss of Mochen Liao who died March 5. Liao was focusing his studies on understanding and improving the sustainability implications of industrial processes.

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    Part of the Solution

    March 11, 2021

    The Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture will accelerate research across academic disciplines, helping to develop a range of solutions to address climate change. YSE Dean Indy Burke talks about how YSE will be involved in the Center’s work.

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    Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance Teams with BNY Mellon on ESG Research

    March 10, 2021

    The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is partnering with investment bank BNY Mellon to expand research on sustainable investing, ESG metrics, and how sustainability performance affects financial results.