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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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    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.

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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.

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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.

  5. Yale students and staff at COP26 in Scotland
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    YSE Students Support NGOs and Country Delegations at COP26

    October 26, 2021

    Dozens of YSE and Yale students, faculty, and staff are taking part in the annual United Nations climate summit centered on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Bhutan’s Dechen Dorji wins YSE Distinguished Alumni Award

    October 14, 2021

    Dorji helped raise $40 million for sustainable financing of Bhutan’s park system under the Bhutan for Life initiative.

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    Leading Voice in Environmental Education Wins YSE 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

    October 14, 2021

    While the state of the world in 2021 may not easily inspire optimism, even among folks who are normally cheery, it seems negativity has never entered the mind of Nan Jenks-Jay ’86 MES.

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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

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    Aquatic Ecosystems Source of Half of Global Methane Emissions

    April 6, 2021

    The global contribution and importance of aquatic ecosystems as methane emitters has been underestimated, says Judith Rosentreter, postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of the Environment.

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    Yale to Launch Center for Natural Carbon Capture

    March 3, 2021

    A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund the new Center, which will be focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center will support and accelerate research across academic disciplines, helping to establish a more sustainable and healthier future for our planet.

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    Maggie Thomas Named Chief of Staff of New Office of Domestic Climate Policy

    January 19, 2021

    Yale School of the Environment alumna Maggie Thomas ’15 MEM, who served on the climate teams of presidential candidates Jay Inslee and Elizabeth Warren, has been named Chief of Staff of the newly created Office of Domestic Climate Policy by President Joe Biden.

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    Creating ‘Public Will’ for Climate Action

    January 12, 2021

    Anthony Leiserowitz, the 2020 winner of Climate One’s Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Change Communication, weighs in on the ever-growing field of climate change communication and how the Biden administration has a “pathway” to achieve meaningful climate action.

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    Brodersen Receives Generous Gift to Support Research on How We Build More Resilient Plants

    November 30, 2020

    YSE Professor Craig Brodersen has received a $2.5 million gift from The Howard and Maryam Newman Family Plant Research Fund, which will support his innovative research and collaborative work on the coordination between plant anatomy and physiology.

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    Researchers Find Increases in Nitrous Oxide Emissions, Outpacing Global Predictions

    October 8, 2020

    In a recent study, a team of researchers — including YSE professor Peter Raymond and postdoctoral fellow Taylor Maavara — show nitrous oxide emissions are increasing at a “devastating” rate, faster than predictions introduced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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    Reforestation Hubs, ‘Coming Soon’ to a City Near You

    September 29, 2020

    Cambium Carbon, an initiative founded by YSE students to combat climate change and revitalize urban communities by reimagining the urban tree lifecycle, has earned a $200,000 Natural Climate Solution Accelerator Grant from The Nature Conservancy.