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  1. Aerial view of coastal marsh in Georgia
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    Mussels and Other Aquatic Animals Provide Critical Coastal Ecosystem Protections

    March 7, 2023

    New research led by the Yale Carbon Contain Lab encompassing 750,000 acres of coastal areas in the U.S. finds that mollusks play an important role in the health and growth of salt marshes.

  2. Photo of fire in the Amazon forest
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    Loss of Tropical Biomass Due to Climate Change Could Lead to Increased Carbon Emissions

    January 25, 2023

    A YSE-led study predicts that losses in carbon-storing biomass in tropical forests due to climate change could accelerate global warming.

  3. Paulo Brando
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    International Tropical Ecology Expert Paulo Brando Joins YSE Faculty

    November 16, 2022

    Paulo Brando, an internationally recognized expert of tropical ecosystems, joins the Yale School of the Environment. His research explores the causes of deforestation and forest degradation in the Amazon and the associated consequences to climate, ecological stability, and the potential future pathways of forests.

  4. Graphic illustration
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    YSE Students to Represent NGOs and Environmental Organizations at COP27

    November 4, 2022

    Dozens of students, faculty, and staff from the Yale School of the Environment and Yale University are participating in key decision-making and negotiations centered on global climate action at the annual UN climate summit being held this year in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

  5. nyc-highline
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    Authors of UN Report on Climate Change Discuss Opportunities, Challenges of Urban Areas at Annual Hixon Conference

    October 25, 2022

    Two vice chairs and seven authors from the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report took part in the recent Hixon Center Urban Conference, which covered a range of issues including infrastructure, transportation, energy, forests, and how urban areas can help mitigate climate change.

  6. shereen-dsouza
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    Prospect Street Award Winner is Developing an Actionable Plan to Meet California’s Bold Carbon Neutrality Goals

    October 7, 2022

    California will achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 at the latest, and the playbook 2022 Prospect Street Award winner Shereen D’Souza ’12 MESc and her colleagues created will serve as a model for the rest of the U.S. and the world.

  7. Fabius speaking at the Yale Law School
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    Architect of Paris Agreement Discusses Nexus of Law and Climate Change

    September 27, 2022

    At a recent conversation hosted by the Yale Environmental Dialogue and Yale Law School, former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius explained the “unprecedented” legal challenges surrounding the climate crisis and called on nations to “urgently” fulfill their obligations set by the Paris Agreement.

  8. Sparkle Malone
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    Expert in Disturbance Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics Joins YSE Faculty

    September 6, 2022

    Dr. Sparkle Malone, whose research focuses on disturbance regimes and how they alter the structure and functions of ecosystems, has joined the YSE faculty as an assistant professor.

  9. Photo showing alternative energy sources
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    Debunking the Myths that Discourage Public Funding of Clean Energy

    July 15, 2022

    To spur decarbonization, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage the use of public funds.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.