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  1. Bradford, Seto, Raymond, and Leiserowitz
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    Four YSE Faculty Members Named on the ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

    December 6, 2021

    Four Yale School of the Environment faculty members have been included on Clarivate Analytics’ annual list of the world’s most influential researchers.

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    Environmental Fellows Share Impassioned Commitment to Justice

    November 29, 2021

    The nine 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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    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.

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    Science as a Foundation for Policy: The Case of Fracking

    June 30, 2020

    Some research on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public health has yielded unexpected results — including findings that some expected risks have not materialized. The history of fracking offers important lessons on the proper role of science in environmental policy.

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    New Study Examines Whether COVID-19 Virus Has Entered Rivers and Streams

    June 29, 2020

    Yale researchers are studying whether the COVID-19 virus is present in streams and rivers, a first step to determine if it could then be transmitted through rivers and streams to humans.

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    Research on Fracking Impacts Wins 2019 Bormann Prize

    April 18, 2019

    Given rare access to a hydraulic fracturing well site in Pennsylvania, an F&ES doctoral student revealed a surprising finding about the impacts of fracking on groundwater — research that earned her the 2019 F. Herbert Bormann Prize

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    Community Stormwater Partnership Receives National Environmental Award

    July 25, 2018

    A community partnership including the Yale-based Urban Resources Initiative (URI) that has helped the city of New Haven tackle the challenge of stormwater runoff has received a prestigious award from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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    Methane Changes in Groundwater Unrelated to Gas Drilling and Fracking, Study Finds

    July 16, 2018

    A new study — which monitored groundwater before, during, and after drilling operations within the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania — found that groundwater methane concentrations vary over time and that these variations are likely unrelated to shale gas development.

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    Is Fracking a Threat to Public Health? Yale Scientists Aim to Provide Answers

    October 18, 2017

    In an interview, F&ES Prof. James Saiers describes the health concerns historically associated with fracking and how a new Yale research project could provide important insights into whether there is a link between unconventional drilling and adverse birth outcomes.

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    Yale Economist: Trump Water Rule Ignores Millions of Dollars in Benefits

    October 5, 2017

    The economic analysis conducted by the Trump administration to justify revoking the Waters of the U.S. rule falls short of a defensible and consistent basis, a Yale economist writes this week in Science. The implications go beyond weakening the Clean Water Act — it could undermine the credibility of economic studies conducted by federal agencies.

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    Respite from the Urban Heat Island? Study Eyes Costs of Irrigation as Remedy

    July 20, 2017

    A new Yale study will examine whether irrigation of green spaces to mitigate the urban heat island effect in some of the world’s driest cities will be worth the cost — namely, drawing down precious and increasingly diminished water resources.

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    Science to Solutions: Students Pitch Strategies to Prevent ‘The Next Flint’

    May 30, 2017

    This spring eight F&ES students traveled to Flint, Mich. for a conference on the water crisis still unfolding in that community. In a conversation three students discuss how the experience deepened their understanding of the crisis — and it revealed about battling future environmental and social challenges.