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September 10, 2020
A Furious Sky: How Hurricanes Have Shaped American History
In his latest book, “A Furious Sky,” author Eric Jay Dolin ’88 MEM examines how hurricanes have helped to shape American history — and what the nation likely faces in the future.
June 30, 2020
Red Lights to Green Lights: Toward an Innovation-Oriented Sustainability Strategy
In the 20th century, environmental policy centered on telling people what not to do. Daniel Esty makes the case that we need to move people away from traditional, top-down regulations and toward a system of incentives that promote innovation and problem solving.
June 30, 2020
Building Public and Political Will for Climate Change Action
One important means to achieve meaningful reductions in carbon emissions is government policy, yet there remains a critical lack of ‘political will’ for climate action. One important influence on government leaders is engaged citizens who demand action, says YSE’s Anthony Leiserowitz.
June 30, 2020
Science as a Foundation for Policy: The Case of Fracking
Some research on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public health has yielded unexpected results — including findings that some expected risks have not materialized. The history of fracking offers important lessons on the proper role of science in environmental policy.
June 23, 2020
Feasting Wild: Alum’s Debut Book Searches for the ‘Last Untamed Food’
In her debut book, “Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food,” Gina Rae La Cerva ’15 M.E.Sc. chronicles our relationship to “wild foods” by tracing the shift in America from foraging and hunting to wild foods becoming expensive luxuries.
October 22, 2019
A Better Planet: New Book Offers
Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies this week released a book, “A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future,” in which dozens of experts share their suggestions for tackling global environmental challenges.
July 15, 2019
A Digital Roadmap for Working with Forest Landowners
A new guide published by the Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE) program will help natural resources professionals better engage family landowners in conservation and responsible land stewardship.
November 8, 2018
‘Let the Rodent Do the Work’:
Reflections of a Beaver Believer
Author Ben Goldfarb ’13 M.E.M. says the near eradication of the once ubiquitous North American beaver had a profound impact on the continent’s landscapes and ecosystems. Now, he says, restoration of beaver populations can help humankind fight drought, improve water quality — even address climate change.
June 25, 2018
Journal Explores Database that Quantifies
Environmental Impacts in a ‘Global’ World
In a special issue, Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology examines a new global database that offers new clarity on the complex links between international trade, consumption, and environmental impact.
May 25, 2017
Environmental Challenges Require
‘New Kind of Science’ from Academia
In an essay published in
, a group of 22 environmental leaders — including three from F&ES — challenge the academic community to make “institutional innovations” to better address the challenges of our time.
March 9, 2017
Making Social and Environmental Impact
Easy: Entrepreneur’s Guide to Going ‘B’
The Yale Center for Business and the Environment and the outdoor apparel company Patagonia have jointly released a guide for entrepreneurs that offers a roadmap for the emerging world of Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations.
July 15, 2015
The Battle for Yellowstone:
Morality and Environmental Conflict
In a new book, “The Battle for Yellowstone,” F&ES Professor Justin Farrell makes the case that decades of intractable conflict in Yellowstone National Park have deep cultural, moral, and spiritual roots.
April 21, 2015
New-Look Sage Magazine Available
A new issue of
, a student-run magazine produced at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, arrived in buildings across campus this week. The spring 2015 issue comes with a new look and a bold ambition: to “expand environmentalism” through meaningful conversations about the world and our place in it.
December 17, 2014
Special Publication Highlights
Thirty Years of TRI Student Research
The F&ES-based Tropical Resources Institute (TRI) this month published a Special Issue that highlights three decades of student work in commemoration of the organization’s 30th anniversary.
August 18, 2014
Dean Crane’s Book, Ginkgo, a Finalist
For Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science
Dean Peter Crane’s 2013 book,
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot
, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
February 17, 2014
What Good are Footprints? Yale Journal
Explores Frontier ‘Footprinting’ Research
In “Frontiers in Footprinting,” a special feature in the new issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology, leading voices in the field of industrial ecology provide contrasting viewpoints on the value of footprinting and explore new directions in this still-evolving field.
January 14, 2014
Book Explores the Downside
Of Latin America's Biofuels Boom
A new book edited by Robert Bailis
explores how the growth of the biofuels sector affects social, economic and environmental systems across Latin America and the Caribbean, and how different nations are addressing the challenges.
December 6, 2013
Coastal Oceans Shift from
Carbon Source to Carbon Sink
In a new paper, a team of researchers, including Peter A. Raymond, contends that human activities have transformed the role that coastal oceans play in the global carbon budget.
November 6, 2013
A Roadmap for Embedding
Ecologists Into Urban Design
In a new article published in the journal
, Alexander Felson, an assistant professor at F&ES and the Yale School of Architecture, lays out a “roadmap” for integrating ecology into urban design.
October 16, 2013
Carbon Models Underestimate
Role of Animals, Paper Says
Animals can have a greater impact on the carbon cycle in regional ecosystems than is typically recognized by global models, according to a paper authored by F&ES researchers.
September 10, 2013
Choosing Mighty Themes to Explore Human Ties to the Natural World
During the 1980s, Mansfield Street in New Haven was an unlikely cradle for a writing career: the block was notorious for its crime rate, not its literary scene. But for Eric Jay Dolin M.E.M. ’88, championing Mansfield, where he lived as a student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, in
New Haven Register
op-eds provided an opportunity to both hone his craft and defend his turf.
May 1, 2013
Traditional ranching practices enhance African savanna
That human land use destroys natural ecosystems is an oft-cited assumption in conservation, but ecologists have discovered that instead, traditional ranching techniques in the African savanna enhance the local abundance of wild, native animals. These results offer a new perspective on the roles humans play in natural systems, and inform ongoing discussions about land management and biodiversity conservation.
October 17, 2011
U.S. Rivers and Streams Saturated With Carbon
The researchers assert that a significant amount of carbon contained in land, which first is absorbed by plants and forests through the air, is leaking into streams and rivers and then released into the atmosphere before reaching coastal waterways.
January 1, 2000
Streams and Rivers
Breathing Carbon Dioxide
January 1, 2000
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