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    1. New Horizons Conference Highlights Challenges, Emerging Voices, and Reasons for Optimism in Environmental Justice

      April 21, 2021

      More than 880 people attended the conference, which celebrated the work of people of color across the fields of environmentalism and conservation, while also exploring how justice, inequality and environment are connected.

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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.

    3. Proposed Infrastructure Plan Provides Opportunities for Green Innovations

      April 1, 2021

      Ken Gillingham, associate professor of environmental and energy economics at the Yale School of the Environment, assesses the climate-focused initiatives embedded in Biden Administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure package.

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      Student Research finds Lack of Transparency, Systemic Discrimination in Food Supply System

      March 31, 2021

      Efforts to help direct institutional food purchasing toward more equitable and sustainable food suppliers can be stymied by a lack of transparency and by discriminatory practices that keep minority-owned farms, small-scale producers and frontline workers at a disadvantage.

    5. Turning Wood Into Plastic

      March 25, 2021

      A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

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      Fossil Fuel Companies Benefit from Inefficient Pricing on Climate and Health Consequences

      March 24, 2021

      Fossil fuel producers in the U.S. are directly benefiting from implicit subsidies on the order of $62 billion a year because of inefficient pricing that doesn’t properly account for the costs of damages to the environment, climate, and human health.

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      The Dirt on Crop Insurance

      March 22, 2021

      A new study from YSE researchers investigates the complex world of crop insurance, suggesting a simple adjustment in determining insurance premiums could be beneficial to both farmers and insurers in the face of increased extreme weather events.

    8. Environmental Politics Expert with a Focus on Forests and Climate to Join YSE Faculty

      March 19, 2021

      Luke Sanford, whose research examines environmental stewardship from a political science perspective, has been named assistant professor of environmental policy and governance at the Yale School of the Environment beginning July 1.

    9. Three Yale Students Named Wyss Scholars

      March 19, 2021

      Lani Chang ’22 MEM, Kyle Lemle ’22 MF and Helia Bidad ’22 JD have been named 2021 Wyss Scholars, a program that supports graduate-level education for the next generation of leaders in western land conservation.