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  1. Protestors carrying signs in Warren County, North Carolina, 1982
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    Where Does the Money Go in Environmental Grantmaking?

    March 22, 2023

    A new study by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of the Environment examined nearly $5 billion in grants awarded by 220 foundations in 35  states and found that several of the largest mainstream environmental organizations received more funding individually than all the environmental justice organizations combined.

  2. ELTI participants in the field
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    Arcadia Grant Will Help Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Expand its Reach

    March 14, 2023

    The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) of The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment will be expanding its reach in capacity development, accelerating on-the-ground results for sustainable land use, continuing efforts to promote open access to resources, and sharing evidence about its experiences to date with the help of a $3 million grant from Arcadia,

  3. a pile of wood fuel pellets
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    Study Examines Potential Use of Machine Learning for Sustainable Development of Biomass

    March 7, 2023

    Researchers at YSE examined machine learning’s role in promoting the sustainable design of biomass and biomass-derived materials and found few studies applied machine learning to their entire lifecycle. They say that when applied appropriately machine learning can support sustainability-informed design.

  4. 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.

  5. Karen Seto on stage during a presentation
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    World-renowned Urbanization Expert Karen Seto Elected to the Council on Foreign Relations

    March 7, 2023

    Karen Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment, has been named a lifetime member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations.

  6. Tracy Stone Manning photographed in the American West
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    Bureau of Land Management Leaders Emphasize Balanced Approach to Land Use

    February 24, 2023

    Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning and Principal Deputy Director Nada Wolff Culver in a discussion at the Yale School of the Environment February 22 note the federal agency's dual mandate of commercial use and conservation — with an emphasis on “protect the best, preserve the rest.”

  7. Duguid and Brodersen discussing a landscape painting
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    Natural Histories: YSE Scientists Collaborate on New Landscape Art Exhibit

    February 7, 2023

    A new installation now on view at the Yale University Art Gallery, developed in consultation with Yale School of the Environment scientists, focuses on 19th century paintings that show deforestation and the changing landscapes in the U.S. during the industrial era.

  8. An elephant's tusks
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    Examining Changes in Public Opinion on Ivory in China

    February 7, 2023

    Yale researchers used machine learning techniques to study two decades of ivory trade media coverage in China, discovering some surprising shifts in public sentiment.

  9. 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.

  10. Aerial view of Outer Banks coastline in North Carolina
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    YSE Economist Is Key in Effort to ‘Put Nature on the Country’s Balance Sheet’

    January 23, 2023

    Leading a 27-agency team while serving at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Professor Eli Fenichel played a critical role in developing a new national strategy to measure the economic value of natural resources and better understand nature’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

  11. Martin Luther King
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    Nyeema C. Harris Honors MLK Jr.’s Legacy of Ecosystem Engineering

    January 11, 2023

    In an address held at YSE on Monday, January 23, Nyeema C. Harris, Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation, paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of impactful systems change using the principals of ecology as an analogy.

  12. Gabriel Gadsden
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    Does ‘Fear’ Drive Bias in Environmental Scholarship?

    December 22, 2022

    Scientists understand that fear of predation affects animal behavior within landscapes. Now, YSE researchers are using a similar hypothesis — which they are calling “social-ecological landscapes of fear” — to explore the need for conservationists to address negative human histories in their research.

  13. Pat Gonzales
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    YSE Lecturer Pat Gonzales-Rogers Discusses Challenges Tribal Nations Face in Conservation and Co-Management of Land

    December 21, 2022

    How to balance shared stewardship, co-management, and tribal sovereignty to protect and sustain more than 100 million acres of Indigenous lands in the U.S.  is a fundamental question in conservation. Pat Gonzales-Rogers, a former director and current consultant for the Bears Ears Coalition, has brought his deep experience on these issues to the Yale School of the Environment this year. 

  14. A coati (Nasua narica) forages on palm fruits in a secondary forest, Panama
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    New Study Finds Animals Play Key Role in Restoring Forests

    December 19, 2022

    The world’s wildlife populations have declined by almost 70% in the last 50 years as their habitats have been cleared by humans and polluted. Yet, animals play a crucial role in reforestation, a new study published in The Royal Society journal Philosophical Transactions has found.

  15. A caribou in the woods
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    Yale Doctoral Students Highlight ‘Animal-Vectored Subsidies’ in Journal of Animal Ecology

    December 12, 2022

    Yale doctoral students Kristy Ferraro and Diego Ellis Soto developed a "roadmap" to quantify how the movement of animals of all shapes and sizes contribute to and remove nutrients within and across ecosystems. This work earned them the 2022 Sidnie Manton Award from the British Ecological Society.