EPA official returns to Yale

Yale’s “father of green chemistry” announced that he will leave his position as science adviser and assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development in mid-February to return to Yale. Paul Anastas has been on public service leave from the Yale Center of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, where he […]

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FES students organize farm bill course

A guest lecture series at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is bringing undergraduates and graduate students together to discuss the United States farm bill. The series is a student-organized independent study that aims to give students an understanding of the U.S. farm bill and how it affects other areas of food and […]

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Fuel cell to power City Hall

A 66,000-pound fuel cell arrived at Millennium Plaza behind City Hall Sunday morning, bringing the city’s total fuel cell count to five. The fuel cell will provide the majority of electricity to City Hall and the Hall of Records at 200 Orange St., as well as 60 percent of the heat and 30 percent of […]

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Low CO2, global cooling linked

A new Yale study adds to the body of evidence that climate change is connected to carbon dioxide. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels dropped shortly before ice formed in Antarctica 34 million years ago, according to a three-year study conducted by the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics. The study’s results — which were published online […]

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Sustainability microloans engage community

Although much of the University’s sustainability efforts are conducted by paid professionals, Yale is also giving students and faculty a chance to get their hands dirty while going green. Established in the fall of 2010, the Yale Sustainability Microloan Fund gives students, faculty and staff money to develop money-saving sustainable projects the University will implement, […]

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YSFES and Divinity School professors’ film to air on PBS

“Journey of the Universe,” a documentary produced by two faculty members with joint appointments in the Divinity School and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will premiere nationwide Saturday evening on PBS. The film and its companion book explores the origins of the universe, the emergence of life and the rise of humans, said […]

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Environment school professor sports green ride

In the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ Prius-filled parking lot, there is a lone Toyota Highlander SUV. Marian Chertow SOM ’81 FES ’00, an associate professor of industrial environmental management at the environment school, drives the vehicle, which has been retrofitted as a fuel cell car as part of a nationwide pilot program […]

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Conservation program wins $5.5 million grant

A six-year, $5.5 million grant announced Wednesday will enable a Yale forest conservation and restoration initiative to further its efforts in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Arcadia Fund, which provides financial support for environmental conservation programs worldwide, awarded the grant to the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative after an eight-month application process. A joint […]

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Blitz examines campus energy use

Two Yalies are spearheading an effort to cut back on the University’s excess energy use. Beginning at 6:00 a.m. this morning, a group of about 30 Yalies are monitoring outdoor light sources on Old Campus, Cross Campus and residential college courtyards over a 24 hour period in a study called “Energy Blitz.” The project aims […]

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YSFES Sage Magazine goes digital

Publications by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are gradually shifting towards online media, and the student-run SAGE Magazine is no exception. SAGE Magazine, which publishes articles and artwork touching on current environmental issues today, launched its website on Oct. 14, a few weeks ahead of its intended release date. The magazine joins […]

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Yalies join national pipeline protest

Four years after President Barack Obama urged Americans to free the country from “the tyranny of oil”, Yalies and other Connecticut residents joined an estimated 12,000 demonstrators in Washington, D.C. to hold him to his campaign promise. Twenty members from the Yale Student Environmental Coalition joined protestors who joined hands and encircled the White House […]

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