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Efficiencies in new home construction have greatly contributed to decreases in energy consumption and residential greenhouse gas emissions
May 3, 2021
What is Driving Reductions in Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.?     In 2005, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from residential energy use hit...
Tropical cloud forests
April 29, 2021
Tropical cloud forests exist in 60 countries but account for less than a half of 1% of all land mass on Earth. Yet they are home to 15% of the world’s known species,...
YSE Class of '21
April 28, 2021
When Cam Humphrey ’21 MEM first explored Yale, he was considering a law degree. But the intersection of law and the environment intrigued him. Having grown up in Birmingham,...
Giant Clams
April 26, 2021
Alison Sweeney has long suspected the best blueprints for innovation already exist in nature.   They’re encrypted in the iridescence of giant clams. They’re hidden in the...
The Ecological Living Module (Photo by: David Sundberg/ Esto Photographics
April 23, 2021
Imagine a small house whose exterior is covered with planters full of ripe radishes, carrots, and lettuce. Indoors, another wall of plants stretches floor to ceiling. Their...
April 22, 2021
Yale reaches 2020 emissions target. Since 2005, Yale has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% — meeting sustainability goals set that year — through consistent...
New Horizons in Conservation Conference
April 21, 2021
When Professor of Environmental Justice Dr. Dorceta Taylor ’85 MFS, ’91 PhD returned to the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) last summer, she arrived as an authority on...