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  1. Solar panels at sunset in a rural setting
    YSE News

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Housing in the American southwest
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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.

  6. esty and  jorgensen
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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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Portrait of Eli Fenichel
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    Eli Fenichel Named to Office of Science and Technology Policy

    June 21, 2021

    Eli Fenichel, the Knobloch Family Professor of Natural Resource Economics, has joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and will serve as assistant director for natural resource economics and accounting.

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    Advances in Energy-Climate Change Models Will Help Refine Policies

    May 14, 2021

    Narasimha Rao, associate professor of energy systems at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) testified May 4 on climate and energy research at the Department of Energy  (DOE) before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy.  Rao, whose research examines the relationship between energy systems, climate change and human society, discussed the importance of more inclusive and realistic modeling to help formulate policies on climate change.

  11. Cam Humphrey
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    YSE Class of ’21 Cam Humphrey Seeks to Elevate Voices on the Periphery in Environmental Policy

    April 28, 2021

    Cam Humphrey MEM ’21, who has focused his YSE studies on environmental justice, seeks to elevate the voices on the periphery to ensure that environmental policy addresses critical equity issues.

  12. Andie Creel
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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.

  14. YSE News

    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.

  15. agricultural workers
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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.