ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Yale experts look toward olive oil in the fight against Alzheimer’s, cancer and more

YSPH professors are investing in olive oil’s untapped potential with an upcoming global institute and international symposium series.

Yale astronomers weigh in on newly captured sound emitted by black hole

NASA has extracted the sound waves from a black hole 250 million light years away and made them audible.

From drinking water to dust: Yale experts share insights on future of hazardous ‘forever’ chemicals

The EPA’s new policy follows years of research on the toxic properties of PFAS, which people have been exposed to in drinking water, dust, air and common consumer goods. Researchers at YSPH discussed the future of PFAS research as concern over the chemicals’ toxicity and permanence persists.

Yale study finds disproportionate environmental protection across neighborhoods in California

Though the pandemic curbed air pollution across California, researchers found incredible disparities among communities in exactly how much their air quality improved — with an interest in the racial and socioeconomic position of such communities.

Researchers find infrastructure inequality prevents sustainable urbanization

A joint study analyzed the presence of infrastructure inequalities determined by preferential bias and how such inequalities are exacerbated by urbanization.

Yale-led study analyzes origins of oxidation states in powerful volcanoes

A collaborative, international study led by Yale researchers studied the process of how magmatic arcs become oxidized, citing sediment layers of subducted oceanic plates as a possible explanation.

Yale researchers find collective activism can be a buffer for ecoanxiety and depression

A study conducted by faculty from Yale and Suffolk University found that climate change-related anxiety and depression could be combated by participating in collective action against climate change.

Yale report shows business students want better corporate climate practices

Two Yale graduate schools collaborated to publish a report on business students’ perspectives on the environment.

Collaborative study of ancient DNA unearths patterns of life in the Stone Age

A new study involving genomic sequencing from ancient DNA has provided insights into the interactions between ancient foragers of Africa prior to practices of farming and herding animals.

Changes in Earth’s oxygen levels sculpted origins of multicellular diversity

Yale scientists provide a strong new timeline for how changes in the early Earth’s oxygen levels may have influenced the evolution of multicellular life forms on this planet — and perhaps others.

Yale business center hosts inaugural Clean Energy Conference

In April, Yale’s first clean energy conference will feature prominent panelists, speakers and alumni in collaboration with the Center for Business and Environment at Yale and several of Yale’s professional schools.