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    1. Electronic Waste on the Decline, New Study Finds

      December 1, 2020

      Older, bulkier electronics are disappearing from the waste stream, with ramifications for the future of e-waste recycling.

    2. Brodersen Receives Generous Gift to Support Research on How We Build More Resilient Plants

      November 30, 2020

      YSE Professor Craig Brodersen has received a $2.5 million gift from The Howard and Maryam Newman Family Plant Research Fund, which will support his innovative research and collaborative work on the coordination between plant anatomy and physiology.

    3. Powering paper recycling with fossil fuels hampers climate benefits, researchers say

      October 28, 2020

      A recent study published in Nature Sustainability, co-authored by postdoctoral associate Stijn van Ewijk, finds that the full benefits of paper recycling can only be realized if the process is powered by renewable energy.

    4. Bell Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

      October 19, 2020

      Michelle Bell, the Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at YSE, was elected today to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

    5. Ahead of Her Time

      October 13, 2020

      As CEO of Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand, Molly Harriss Olson ’85 MES works from many angles to better align economic investments with sustainable development goals. She received YSE’s Distinguished Alumna Award during Reunion Weekend 2020, Oct. 9-11.

    6. Success in an ‘Accidental Profession’

      October 13, 2020

      A broad science background and some old-fashioned pluck helped Jean Thomson Black ’75 MFS build an impactful career in science publishing, for which she was honored with the School’s Distinguished Service Award at Reunion Weekend 2020.

    7. Researchers Find Increases in Nitrous Oxide Emissions, Outpacing Global Predictions

      October 8, 2020

      In a recent study, a team of researchers — including YSE professor Peter Raymond and postdoctoral fellow Taylor Maavara — show nitrous oxide emissions are increasing at a “devastating” rate, faster than predictions introduced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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      Reforestation Hubs, ‘Coming Soon’ to a City Near You

      September 29, 2020

      Cambium Carbon, an initiative founded by YSE students to combat climate change and revitalize urban communities by reimagining the urban tree lifecycle, has earned a $200,000 Natural Climate Solution Accelerator Grant from The Nature Conservancy.

    9. Fellows and Future Environmental Leaders

      September 10, 2020

      Two students from the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) have been named recipients of Switzer Environmental Fellowships, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.

    10. A Furious Sky: How Hurricanes Have Shaped American History

      September 10, 2020

      In his latest book, “A Furious Sky,” author Eric Jay Dolin ’88 MEM examines how hurricanes have helped to shape American history — and what the nation likely faces in the future.