To The North

Aslak Henrick’s life embodies an old story. A young man follows a small reindeer herd, watching over them through mountain passes and screefields. Sometimes he travels with little more than salt, coffee, a pot and a knife. If he could, he would spend all his life on the trail of the deer. But, with the […]


Fungi hunting in New Haven

A giant puffball, resting in the grass like a massive white pearl, shone in the springtime light of Edgewood Park. Matt Decker FES ’12 and an assortment of other Yale Law School, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and undergraduate students looked on it with possibility. Decker could have prepared it simply — sleek with […]


Yalies talk energy on Capitol Hill

Climate change presents the biggest human rights issue of our generation, said 18 Yale students who traveled to the nation’s capital this past weekend to listen, present and protest at a conference. Rick Herron ’13 led the group of 16 Yale undergraduates and two graduate students to Powershift 2011, a conference of 10,000 young people […]


Creative law to save the Earth

Consider the strawberry. That was the task keynote speaker and Associate Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy Lisa Heinzerling assigned to 200 students, faculty and professionals last Friday at the New Directions in Environmental Law conference held at the Yale Law School. The conference, organized by a committee of 15 law students, […]


The universe in one hour

Two Yale professors would like to rename the Big Bang. “The Great Flaring Forth,” would be more apt, joint School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Divinity School professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim argued in their film “Journey of the Universe,” which premiered Friday night in Kroon Hall. The husband and wife team […]


International forestry students win money to go home

Beginning this fall, six Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies international students will receive funding to work in developing countries. The new Andrew Sabin International Environmental Fellowship will provide $20,000 for tuition to second-year masters students in an effort to attract high-caliber international students to the school. If, within two years of graduation, the […]


Connecticut forests hit by economic crisis

A couple of years ago, Hamden resident Walt Harris watched developers buy forest land from his cousins that had belonged to his family for generations. While Harris and his sister have managed to preserve their more than 25 acres of woods located across from Hamden’s Sleeping Giant State Park, he said their property represents the […]


Food disposal under review

Refuse and food waste composting practices at Yale may do more harm than good to the environment. Six times a week since March 2010, Yale Dining drives its organic waste from dining halls to New Milford Farms, a composting facility about an hour and forty-five minutes away from Yale’s campus in New Milford, Conn. Although […]


Building new societies in Kroon Hall

Students and researchers from around the country are envisioning a new age of sustainable technology in the tropics as part of the 17th annual International Society of Tropical Foresters conference. Hosted by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the conference kicked off Thursday night with a keynote address delivered by Harvard Professor Dr. […]


Yalies brew own beer

Many Yalies are fans of beer, but some take that love to a higher level. Whether in residential college suites or off-campus housing, a small but connected group of Yalies are brewing gallons of beer to trade and compare. Brewing in college dorms has become dramatically more popular over the last decade, due in part […]


Miller ’12 talks DADT repeal on ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’

Katie Miller ’12 said she expected the military to adjust to life without “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” “beautifully” in an appearance on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Dec. 20. Miller, a lesbian who transferred to Yale from United States Military Academy at West Point because of the policy, told Maddow that she had been “completely elated” […]