A recent YSE-led study published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from the supply of chain of electric vehicles pale in comparison to the same indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles.
- YSE students win international prize for new digital app that allows farmers to sell crop byproducts instead of burning them.
- Amy Zuckerwise ’20 MESc and Courtney Anderson ’20 MESc spent a summer studying smaller cats in the upper Amazon River basin in northwestern Bolivia.
- YSE students are researching myriad ways these animals are impacting the landscape to fully understand their conservation value and the importance of their survival.
- Four Yale School of the Environment faculty members have been included on Clarivate Analytics’ annual list of the world’s most influential researchers.
- A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has YSE Professor Ken Gillingham examining what influences the decisions Americans are making regarding solar energy and electric vehicles.
- A research team that included Yuan Yao of the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology has developed a “moldable” wood product, dismantling wood’s lignin and shaping it via a “water-shock” process.
- Rewilding, restoring, and conserving the role of endangered and threatened species could magnify carbon uptake by 1.5 to 12.5 times or more across the world.
Near Total Loss of Historical Lands Leaves Indigenous Nations in the U.S. More Vulnerable to Climate ChangeYSE-led study finds that Indigenous nations across the United States have lost 98.9% of their historical land base; historical land dispossession is associated with current and future climate risk.
- F&ES doctoral student Yoon says he considers Bormann, who died in 2012, a personal hero and views Bormann's work as one of environmental science’s “great success stories.”
- A research team led by F&ES Professor Michelle Bell has received a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine environmental health disparities within the U.S. senior population.
- In its annual Global Humanitarian Overview, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs cited a Yale-led study that showed a lack of funding for disaster relief related to climate change.
- A $100 million gift from FedEx will help fund the new Center, which will be focused on developing natural solutions for reducing atmospheric carbon. The Center will support and accelerate research across academic disciplines, helping to establish a more sustainable and healthier future for our planet.
- The harvesting of wood to meet the heating and cooking demands for billions of people worldwide has less of an impact on global forest loss and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than previously believed, according to a new Yale-led study.
- New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why. Using data from the 2007-2008 Gallup World Poll, conducted in 119 countries, researchers identified the factors that most influence climate change awareness and risk perception for 90 percent of the world’s population.