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    1. Nan Jenks-Jay

      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.

    2. Daniel Piotto

      Prospect Street Award Winner Brings Optimism to the Fight to Save Brazil’s Tropical Forests

      October 14, 2021

      Daniel Piotto is hoping his studies in forest restoration and plantation forestry can help counter devastating tree loss in one the country’s “last frontiers.”

    3. Dechen Dorji in the high mountains

      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.

    4. esty and  jorgensen

      Why Denmark Wants to Be a ‘Frontrunner’ in the Fight Against Climate Change

      September 28, 2021

      Despite a small carbon footprint, Denmark is an innovator in the environmental realm. Dan Jørgensen, the country’s minister for climate, energy, and utilities, recently visited YSE to explain why the country wants to be a leader in the global fight against climate change.

    5. yale botswana partnership

      Botswana and Yale Partner on Improving Sustainable Land and Water Management

      September 24, 2021

      Students and researchers from YSE will advise on collaborative work plans and initiatives, aimed at meeting Botswana’s environmental priorities and aligning with the work of YSE faculty and students.

    6. Portrait of AJ Hudson

      YSE Alumnus and Current Yale Law Student A.J. Hudson Awarded Switzer Environmental Fellowship

      September 20, 2021

      A.J. Hudson ’19 MESc has received a Switzer Environmental Fellowship, which awards emerging environmental leaders studying at universities in New England and California with funding and support for their graduate studies and career development.

    7. Rusk Seto Himalaya

      Compound Hazards Pose Increased Risk to Highly Populated Regions in the Himalaya

      September 13, 2021

      Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.

    8. Sudent measuring the diameter of a forest tree

      YSE Class of 2023 Dives into Research and Analysis

      August 25, 2021

      This year’s incoming class of 137 master’s students at the Yale School of the Environment span six continents and 21 countries, including 29 U.S. states and territories.

    9. Smoke stacks at a coal burning power plant

      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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      Efficient Buildings Could Save Thousands of Lives in U.S. Every Year

      August 20, 2021

      Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for 40% of the country’s total energy consumption. By improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, the emissions generated from heating and cooling them could be reduced – preventing thousands of premature deaths every year.