ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Yalies travel to Egypt for COP27 climate summit

Students and faculty flocked to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to attended the COP27 climate summit to address the pressing concerns around climate change and the environment.

Gold rating on recent report shows Yale’s sustainability progress

The University earned its second gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS rating system.

Five-year program at YSE shapes leaders in environmental science

Yale College students interested in pursuing a career in environmental science have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree at the Yale School of the Environment in one year instead of the customary two.

Yale study sheds light on Earth’s deadliest extinction event

Researchers at Yale and collaborating universities used innovative scanning technology on a 250-million-year-old reptile fossil from Antarctica to discover new insights about the aftermath of the Permian-Triassic extinction event.

Yale launches Superfund Center to address drinking water contamination

Yale launches new Superfund Research Center, to be the first in the country to study 1.4 dioxane — a contaminant linked to cancer and found in drinking water wells throughout Connecticut.

School of Art fellows draw attention to climate change with cooling paint murals

The Climate Engagement through Art in Cities fellows will create murals with reflective paint in the hottest neighborhoods in New Haven to spread awareness for climate change.

YSE grads publish paper concerning restoration of lands harmed by gold mining

Former students of the Yale School of the Environment catalog current research on restoration techniques after surface gold mining and suggest more research is needed to determine best practices in the area.

Yale’s research labs contend with environmental impacts of plastic use

Environmentalists, students and professors say that there is a reason behind heightened single-use plastic consumption in laboratories, but that the sustainability of research practices will remain a critical area to address.

Yale-led study reveals habitat loss threats for 91 African carnivores

A study at the School of the Environment produced a novel strategy for assessing range contraction risks as part of conservation planning efforts.

Yale researchers study the environmental effects of yard waste management

A study from the School of Environment provided a glimpse into what might happen when yard waste gets saved from the landfill.

What Connecticut’s drought can teach about a warming climate

Experts across Connecticut spoke about the state’s ongoing drought, the implications of last week’s heavy rain and the need for current infrastructure to evolve with a changing climate.