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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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    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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    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.

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    Cutting-Edge Wildlife Ecologist Nyeema Harris to Join YSE Faculty

    June 1, 2021

    Nyeema Harris, whose groundbreaking research explores carnivore behavior and movement, ecology and conservation in urban systems and national parks at a global scale, will join the faculty of Yale School of the Environment as associate professor of wildlife and land conservation on July 1.

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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.

  7. YSE News

    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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    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.

  9. YSE News

    Bell Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

    October 19, 2020

    Michelle Bell, the Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at YSE, was elected today to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

  10. YSE News

    The Pandemic Has Dramatically Changed Rural Attitudes toward Government

    August 18, 2020

    A new Yale-led study found that the Covid-19 pandemic may have at least temporarily altered some historical anti-government attitudes that tend to be stronger in rural communities, particularly in the West. 

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    Firefighters Battling Wildfires in U.S. West Face a New Threat this Year: COVID-19

    June 25, 2020

    Wildland firefighters who already face many risks during a typical season are confronted by a new threat this year: COVID-19. In an interview, Yale student James Puerini, who spent five years as a wildland firefighter, discusses why these firefighters are vulnerable to the virus and how government can better protect crews by providing healthcare assurances.

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    Dorceta Taylor, Preeminent Environmental Justice Scholar, to Join the F&ES Faculty

    June 1, 2020

    Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent scholars in the field of environmental justice, has been named full professor at the Yale School of the Environment.

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    Forum on Religion and Ecology Launches Partnership with UN Environment Programme

    May 4, 2020

    A new partnership between the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology and the UNEP’s “Faith for Earth” initiative will highlight the moral and practical contributions of the world’s religions to addressing the planet’s mounting environmental challenges.

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    Alumna Receives Yale’s Highest Graduate Honor

    January 27, 2020

    Dorceta Taylor ’85 M.F.S., ’91 Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading environmental justice scholars and activists, was recently named a recipient of the 2020 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, the highest honor Yale Graduate School bestows on its alumni.

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    Environmental Justice Conference Brings Emerging Scholars to F&ES

    November 25, 2019

    The day-long Global Environmental Justice Conference brought emerging scholars from around the world and from across disciplines to discuss how scholarship, social justice, and environmental management can be effectively integrated.