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    1. Students embracing at YSE commencement

      YSE Class of ’21 “Forward with Optimism and Resolve”

      May 25, 2021

      Dean Burke commends this year’s graduates for their resilience, true expertise, scholarship, and leadership during a historically challenging time.

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      Swag: Done the Sustainable Way

      May 20, 2021

      When we changed our name to Yale School of the Environment and established The Forest School last year, we knew it was time to re-imagine school swag. Priority No. 1 — sustainability.

    3. YSE Class of ‘21 Peter Berrill’s Doctoral Research on Energy Hits the Right Notes

      May 14, 2021

      Once a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Peter Berrill '21 PhD set aside the trumpet and forged a path to YSE, where he conducted doctoral research on residential energy systems in the U.S. and their effect on greenhouse gas emissions.

    4. Advances in Energy-Climate Change Models Will Help Refine Policies

      May 14, 2021

      Narasimha Rao, associate professor of energy systems at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) testified May 4 on climate and energy research at the Department of Energy  (DOE) before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy.  Rao, whose research examines the relationship between energy systems, climate change and human society, discussed the importance of more inclusive and realistic modeling to help formulate policies on climate change.

    5. Compostable Packaging Company Wins Startup Yale 2021 Prize

      May 11, 2021

      EcoPackables, which sells compostable mailers made from corn starch and PBAT, earned the Yale Center for Business and Environment’s (CBEY) Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize, as well as the first ever Yale Innovators’ Prize at Startup Yale 2021.

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      What is Driving Reductions in Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.?

      May 3, 2021

      A study led by PhD student Peter Berrill finds smarter home construction and decarbonization of electric supply are contributing to lower emissions from individual households, but troubling trends show other factors could begin to cancel out this progress.

    7. A New Vantage Point: At Nobel Summit, YSE Professor Karen Seto Explains How Satellites Are Changing How We Understand Human Activity

      May 3, 2021

      Karen Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE), spoke at the recent Nobel Prize Summit, a worldwide gathering of Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, and youth leaders.

    8. Photograph of a forest

      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.

    9. Cam Humphrey

      YSE Class of ’21 Cam Humphrey Seeks to Elevate Voices on the Periphery in Environmental Policy

      April 28, 2021

      Cam Humphrey MEM ’21, who has focused his YSE studies on environmental justice, seeks to elevate the voices on the periphery to ensure that environmental policy addresses critical equity issues.

    10. Andie Creel

      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.