1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Does ‘Fear’ Drive Bias in Environmental Scholarship?

    Scientists understand that fear of predation affects animal behavior within landscapes. Now, YSE researchers are using a similar hypothesis — which they are calling “social-ecological landscapes of fear” — to explore the need for conservationists to address negative human histories in their research.
  6. New Study Finds Animals Play Key Role in Restoring Forests

    The world’s wildlife populations have declined by almost 70% in the last 50 years as their habitats have been cleared by humans and polluted. Yet, animals play a crucial role in reforestation, a new study published in The Royal Society journal Philosophical Transactions has found.