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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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    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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    Coral Vita Wins Earthshot Prize

    October 18, 2021

    Coral Vita, a commercial land-based coral farm founded by YSE alumni Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern, recently won the inaugural Earthshot Prize, which supports innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

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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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    Forest Fragmentation Research Earns 2021 Bormann Prize

    April 29, 2021

    Meghna Krishnadas’ doctoral research into how forest fragmentation alters the underlying mechanisms shaping patterns of tropical tree regeneration and forest diversity was recognized for its novel insight into ecological processes.

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    YSE Class of ’21 Andie Creel: Putting a Value on Natural Resources

    April 28, 2021

    Growing up in Bozeman, Montana Andie Creel MESc ’21 had nature at her doorstep. But she also had an up-close view of how quickly things were changing, with land sold off for development. At YSE, Creel’s research has focused on putting a value on the natural world.

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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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    Haaland DOI Nomination Provides Opportunities to Advance Environmental Justice

    February 17, 2021

    Gerald Torres, professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of the Environment, weighs in on the nomination of New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to be the next Department of the Interior Secretary.

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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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    Finding Common Ground for Scientists and Policymakers on Soil Carbon and Climate Change

    November 11, 2019

    , a group of scientists argue that public debate about the role of soil carbon in battling climate change is undermining the potential for policymakers to implement policies that build soil carbon for other environmental and agricultural benefits.

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    Yale Conservationist Honored for Strides In Human-Centered Wildlife Protection

    November 7, 2019

    Over several years in Rwanda, Bill Weber developed a conservation strategy that has strengthened mountain gorilla populations by putting local people at the center of the effort. Weber, who has applied these principles in regions worldwide, was recently nominated for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize.

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    How a Marine Monument in the Atlantic Became an ‘Anchor’ for Ocean Protection

    October 31, 2019

    The first and only national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument, has been protected for three years under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Advocates for its designation and community members recently gathered at F&ES to commemorate the unique importance of this marine monument.

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    Will Marshland Keep up With Rising Seas? Study Finds Clues in the Sediment

    August 5, 2019

    A new Yale-led study describes a novel methodology that tracks the inland movement of marshland by analyzing for microscopic fossils in the sediment, a process that might provide important insights into the future of these vulnerable coastal ecosystems.

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    How Inland Waters ‘Breathe’ Carbon – And What it Means for Global Systems

    April 16, 2019

    A new Yale study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release.