Coral Vita, a commercial land-based coral farm founded by YSE alumni Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern, recently won the inaugural Earthshot Prize, which supports innovative solutions to the climate crisis.
- Dorji helped raise $40 million for sustainable financing of Bhutan’s park system under the Bhutan for Life initiative.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Mesa, a startup run by Tony Cisneros '21 MEM and Caroline Ebinger '22 MEM, seeks to provide nutritious backpacking meals while supporting core planetary health principles.
- The Yale Environmental Dialogue, an F&ES-based initiative that aims to add new energy to the national conversation about environmental issues, hosted an event at the Yale Club of New York to kick off Climate Week NYC.
- In an interview, the Yale Himalaya Initiative’s Alark Saxena describes how Yale has coordinated its resources to assist Nepal after a deadly earthquake — and how the Initiative’s longer-term mission will help make communities across the Himalayan region more prepared for future threats.
- In a new article, researchers from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies argue these behaviors may actually have been part of the original, ancestral condition in animals and have persisted because they have few — if any — costs and perhaps some important benefits.
- The Connecticut Green Bank, a first-of-its-kind model for green financing first conceptualized at Yale, has been awarded the 2017 Innovation in American Government Award from Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
- John Parrotta ’83 M.S. ’83 For, ’84 M.Phil, ’88 Ph.D., who serves as national research program leader for international science issues with the U.S. Forest Service, this week was named president of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
- Across Mexico, a young cohort of F&ES alumni are driving one of the most important experiments in forest conservation happening anywhere.
- The second biennial Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit (YESS) will be held on November 3 and 4. Organizd by alumni from F&ES and across the university, the public event will focus on catalyzing, cultivating, and connecting sustainability-driven change makers.
- Gao Yufang ’14 M.E.Sc., a doctoral student at F&ES, this week received the 2018 Graduate School Public Scholar Award for his commitment to public service.
- Many of Connecticut's recent achievements in environmental policy were led by faculty, alumni and students from F&ES. During a recent panel, some of these leaders discussed why the state has become a “laboratory” for sustainable development and green policy.
- Xizhou Zhou M.E.M. ’06 believes that the energy sector can help lift more of the world’s people out of poverty by providing heating, electricity, and the mobility that will provide access to a more connected world. He also sees the need for a robust regulatory system to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the energy sector. These impacts are immediately