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  1. A couple reaching out to each other while riding bicycles at sunset
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    Romantic Partners Can Influence Each Other’s Beliefs and Behaviors on Climate Change

    June 29, 2022

    A team of researchers led by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at YSE surveyed couples about their ideas on climate change and found that while many partners exhibited similar beliefs and behaviors around climate change, there also were some discrepancies.

  2. 2022 Environmental Performance Index
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    2022 Environmental Performance Index Finds World Is Not on Track to Meet Climate Commitments

    May 31, 2022

    The United States is among four nations projected to fall far short of the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target established by the 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact — with over 50% of global emissions expected to come from the U.S., China, India, and Russia by 2050.

  3. Portrait of Kyle Lemle
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    YSE Class of ’22: Kyle Lemle’s Love of Forests Guides His Work on Climate Change

    May 17, 2022

    Whether leading climate protests, fighting for Indigenous land rights, or working the land at Yale-Myers, Kyle Lemle is keeping his focus on the importance of forests.

  4. Yale President Peter Salovey with School of the Environment Dean Indy Burke
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    President's Podcast: An Earth Day Conversation with Dean Indy Burke

    April 22, 2022

    For Earth Day, Dean Indy Burke joined Yale University President Peter Salovey on his monthly Yale Talk podcast for a conversation covering a wide range of environmental issues.

  5. Chris Mooney teaching a class at YSE
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    The Washington Post’s Chris Mooney Addresses the Challenge of Translating Environmental Data for Public Consumption

    April 20, 2022

    As Earth Day renews the public’s focus on climate change, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Chris Mooney teaches YSE students how to effectively translate environmental data for public consumption.

  6. Dar es Salaam
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    Latest IPCC Report Highlights How ‘Smarter’ Cities Can Mitigate Climate Change

    April 4, 2022

    Providing some hope in the push for climate action, the IPCC report’s chapter on urban mitigation, led by Yale School of the Environment Professor Karen Seto, outlines how cities have an opportunity to increase resource efficiency and significantly reduce GHG emissions through smarter design and greener infrastructure.

  7. Small boat with water rescue crew in a flooded residential neighborhood
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    IPCC Climate Report’s Clarion Call for Action

    March 7, 2022

    The most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the United Nations, gives a stark of the effects of climate change globally and is a clarion call for action. Professor Daniel Esty discusses the key messages.

  8. Flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy
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    New Report Details Steps Needed to Build Climate Resilience in Vulnerable Connecticut Communities

    February 4, 2022

    A new report on climate resilience in Connecticut is recommending that the state take more steps to dismantle underlying inequality that makes vulnerable communities more susceptible to the effects of climate change.

  9. lia-nicholson-cop
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    YSE Alumni Lend Expertise to COP26 Climate Negotiations

    January 13, 2022

    In addition to YSE students and faculty, alumni played a major role at the November 2021 U.N. climate summit, representing global organizations and taking part in negotiations aimed at stronger climate action.

  10. Aerial view of Central Park in New York City
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    Protecting Our Urban Parks from the Impacts of Climate Change

    January 12, 2022

    The Yale School of the Environment is partnering with the Central Park Conservancy and the Natural Areas Conservancy in a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at helping cities develop strategies to manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change on urban parks.

  11. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. moose with frost-covered antlers
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    Repopulating Endangered Animals Can Play a Vital Role in Cutting Carbon Emissions

    November 5, 2021

    Rewilding, restoring, and conserving the role of endangered and threatened species could magnify carbon uptake by 1.5 to 12.5 times or more across the world.

  15. 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.