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

    November 16, 2022

    YSE faculty members Mark Bradford, Karen Seto, Peter Raymond and Anthony Leiserowitz were recognized by Clarivate Analytics for their published research papers being among the most cited in their field.

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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.

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    Three Cairns Fellows Tackle Climate Change From Multiple Angles

    November 14, 2022

    From advancing renewable rural electrification in South Asia to restoring woodlands in Central Africa, the inaugural Three Cairns Fellows are implementing innovative climate solutions in the Global South.

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    Researchers Solve Hundred-Year-Old Botanical Mystery that was Key to the Spread of Plant Life on Land

    November 10, 2022

    A team of YSE-led researchers have now solved a 100-year-old paleontology mystery: How did ancient plants emerge from swamps and riverbanks to new habitats with limited access to water?

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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.

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    Examining the IRA's Impact on a Clean Energy Future

    November 2, 2022

    Industry leaders and energy experts gathering at the Yale Clean Energy Conference this week weigh in on how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact their individual sectors and the U.S. transition to clean energy.

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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.

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    Protecting the Rights of Climate Refugees, Listening to Indigenous Voices, and Ensuring a Just Transition to Clean Energy: Takeaways from the Global Environmental Justice Conference

    October 21, 2022

    Highlighted by a keynote address by Georgetown Professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on climate reparations, the annual Global Environmental Justice Conference explored difficult environmental justice issues including the growing scale of climate refugees, the burden food insecurity places on women, and implementing cultural preservation measures in climate action.

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    YSE Alumni Award Winner Focuses on Finding Common Ground

    October 7, 2022

    The environmental law career of Brandi Colander '07 MEM, a 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, has spanned the public and private sector with a particular focus on building consensus and promoting inclusion of underrepresented communities. 

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    Barrier-Breaking Forest Geneticist Honored with YSE Alumni Award

    October 7, 2022

    As a woman, a scientist, and in countless other roles in her life and career, Sharon Friedman ’77 MFS defied expectations and challenged norms. In recognition of her accomplishments and dedication to the School, she will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from YSE at Reunion Weekend 2022.

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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.

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    YSE Certificate Programs Advance Climate Solutions and Careers

    October 6, 2022

    Aimed at accelerating the transition to clean energy and effective tropical forest landscape conservation and restoration, two YSE online certificate programs are having an immediate impact on the environment and the careers of environmental professionals.

  13. Gold mining in the Amazon rain forest
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    Can Gold Mining Be More Sustainable?

    September 28, 2022

    A YSE-led study details the severe degradation and deforestation caused by gold mining in tropical forests, as well as the biophysical challenges associated with effectively restoring these landscapes.

  14. 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.

  15. Wilddog in Botswana
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    Study Finds all African Carnivores at Risk for Range Loss

    September 26, 2022

    A new YSE-led analysis identifying gaps in maps that help forecast range contractions for African species found that all species studied have a portion of their range at risk.