To address issues of equity and justice in worldwide efforts to advance restoration and conservation and deforestation, a new paper co-authored by YSE's Director of Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Eva Garen outlines 10 principles for effective, equitable, and transformative landscapes.
Robert Javonillo Brings Personal Commitment and National Expertise to New Role as Assistant Dean of DEIRobert Javonillo has been named the new assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion starting Nov. 22. He wanted to come to Yale, he says, because of his environmental roots and a keen interest in diversity work.
- As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the harsh realities of the challenges created by our changing climate remain. The recent Global Environmental Justice Conference at YSE discussed the opportunities for a more equitable recovery, investigating theories of change in energy and food justice.
- Renowned environmental authors recently took part in a Yale-led discussion that celebrated the release of Old Growth, a collection of essays and poems about the rich inner lives of trees.
- The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication this week received a Friend of the Planet award from the National Center for Science Education.
- A team of Yale researchers has developed a new statistical model that accurately estimates public climate change opinion and public policy support in all 50 states, 435 United State Congressional districts, more than 3,000 counties, and cities across the nation. The model allows users to explore public opinion in unprecedented geographic detail.
- When dangerous storms batter coastal communities, not all residents heed safety advisories. A new study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication will explore what factors shape these choices.
- 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.
- F&ES researchers will play a lead role in a new U.S.-funded consortium that will aim to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s industrial manufacturing processes.
- About half of Connecticut’s forest lands in the hands of private owners. A new Yale-led study provides important new insights into landowner attitudes, objectives, and behaviors.
- A new national radio program produced by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication will share daily stories about how climate change is affecting life in North America and what individuals and groups are doing about it.
- The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative, an F&ES-based program that makes the latest tools and research in forest restoration and sustainable management accessible to the people who manage tropical landscapes, has received a $4.9 million grant from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing, to continue its work.
- An ongoing campaign to control a breakout of aphids in the trees outside Kroon Hall has included the spraying of vegetable oil and tree maintenance. But in early June the university broke out a secret weapon: lady beetles.
- On Nov. 13 the F&ES-based Hixon Center for Urban Ecology will convene a conference to examine the future of urban parks — and how researchers and practitioners can create and sustain better public green spaces.
- Forty members of the Yale community, including faculty, alumni, and 35 students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), will be in Bonn, Germany this month for the UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP23.