1. An Inside Look at Beech Leaf Disease

    A new study led by a team of scientists from YSE found differences at the cellular level of leaves from infected Beech trees — variations that may account for tree mortality.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Urban Growth on a Global Scale

    Yale School of the Environment’s Karen Seto and an international group of leading scientists call for an urgent change in the governance of urban expansion as the world’s cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates.
  3. Clarifying the Costs of Addressing Climate Change

    Two of the world’s most prominent climate modeling approaches disagree on how much mitigation measures will cost. A new analysis, co-authored by YSE’s Matthew Kotchen, identifies the main source of the problem and ways to address it.
  4. Yale Awarded Energy Earthshot to Study Natural Carbon Capture

    Yale School of the Environment Professor Pete Raymond is leading a U.S. Department of Energy Earthshot study that explores promising methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and mitigate climate change. The new study, which received $5 million in funding, will be conducted by a Yale team of scientists who have been working together through the Yale Center for
  5. College Students Gain Hands-on Research Experience in YSE Labs This Summer

    Four college students from New Haven interned this summer in YSE labs through the New Haven Promise program. They contributed research on several projects including a study on accelerating the natural weathering process that sequesters carbon and an examination of the impacts of invasive jumping worms.
  6. Humidity May Increase Heat Risk in Urban Climates

    As cities come under increased heat stress with rising global temperatures, a new study by Yale School of the Environment scientists finds that urban humid heat can add additional heat risks to urban areas.
  7. Where Does the Money Go in Environmental Grantmaking?

    A new study by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of the Environment examined nearly $5 billion in grants awarded by 220 foundations in 35  states and found that several of the largest mainstream environmental organizations received more funding individually than all the environmental justice organizations combined.