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The Work We Do

Understanding phenomena. Developing and testing ideas. Communicating persuasively. Implementing effective solutions.

The Center for Natural Carbon Capture

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The Center for Natural Carbon Capture

Launched in March 2021, the Center investigates the potential of natural carbon sequestration to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The natural carbon cycle already draws carbon out of the atmosphere and stores it in plants, soil, and rocks. The Center seeks to better understand how these processes can be enhanced to create reliable, affordable, and scalable strategies to decrease net greenhouse gas emissions.

Join the Planetary Solutions Generator

The Planetary Solutions Generator, a CBEY/Tsai CITY Intensive, brings students together to develop innovative solutions to pressing planetary challenges. Applications are due by January 7, 2022.

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Finding Photosynthesis in the Shade

Yale Department of Chemistry researchers discovered key principles behind photosynthesis in low light, with the potential to increase agricultural production and alleviate problems such as food shortages. 

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In Search of Big Cats

Yale School of the Environment faculty and graduate students are researching wild cats around the globe to understand the animals’ conservation value and shed light on human-wildlife conflict. 

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Moldable Wood with Less Impact

YSE’s Yuan Yao worked with a team that created a moldable wood material as strong as aluminum alloys, offering the potential for wider building and transportation applications with lower environmental impact.

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Connecticut’s Changing Climate Affects Health

In its 2020 report, the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health tracks climate change trends in Connecticut—such as rising temperatures and extreme weather—and their impact on health.

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A New Guidebook for Healthy Soil 

Two YSE students offer practical advice for community-centered soil health policy and programs, published as part of The Yale Center for Business and the Environment’s Regenerative Agriculture Initiative.

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Training: Yale GIS Accelerator  

One-week instruction program for Yale affiliates who want to integrate geographic information systems into research projects [but find it difficult to register for a semester-long course.]

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Improving Aquatic Habitat Connectivity

Bryce Powell, fellow with Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative at YSE, restored aquatic habitat on Wyoming’s Snake River to support native fish populations experiencing pressure from climate change, invasive species, and human disturbance.

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Raise Green; a Marketplace for Impact Investment and Environmental Benefits

Raise Green is a marketplace for inclusive impact investment with verifiable environmental benefits. Raise Green empowers anyone (individuals and institutions) to invest in or initiate their own community-focused clean energy and climate resilience projects.

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The Work We Do

The Work We Do

Understanding phenomena. Developing and testing ideas. Communicating persuasively. Implementing effective solutions.

The Center for Natural Carbon Capture

Project Feature

The Center for Natural Carbon Capture

Launched in March 2021, the Center investigates the potential of natural carbon sequestration to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The natural carbon cycle already draws carbon out of the atmosphere and stores it in plants, soil, and rocks. The Center seeks to better understand how these processes can be enhanced to create reliable, affordable, and scalable strategies to decrease net greenhouse gas emissions.

Microscopic image of phytoplankton

Rise of the Diatoms (Phytoplankton)—a New Timeline

A new Yale study's findings could upend previous understanding of the tiny phytoplankton's role in everything from the rise of whales to the carbon cycle.

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Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence

Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence

Mothers of victims of gun violence worked with the Urban Resources Initiative to create this garden, using nature as a vehicle for healing.

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Map of Life

Map of Life

Ecologically responsible decisions and solutions require knowledge on distribution, status and trends of biodiversity. The Yale team supporting Map of Life enables this authoritative science platform to deliver this information for places worldwide.

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How does urbanization affect squirrel evolution?

How does urbanization affect squirrel evolution?

Urbanization can accelerate phenotypic changes as species adapt to novel selection pressures. In an NSF funded project, Gisella Caccone uses genomics and citizen observations to explore the evolution of gray squirrel color morphology.

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Investigating carbon storage in the Pacific Northwest. Photo by Danny Grizzle

Investigating carbon storage in the Pacific Northwest

Yale's Carbon Containment Lab is investigating geologic carbon storage. One potential source: Biomass removed from regional forests in the Pacific Northwest, mitigating risk of severe wildfires.

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Blue Sky Analytics

Blue Sky Analytics

This Yale startup provides environmental datasets using satellite data and AI to support organizations in insurance, finance, policy, and media with accessible information on critical climate and environment variables.

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Climate Change and Health in Conneticut 2020 Report

Connecticut’s Changing Climate Impacts Health

In its 2020 report, the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health reports how temperatures have changed—and are expected to change—in Connecticut and how this impacts our health.

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Book: A Better Planet

Book: A Better Planet

Forty essays from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum, focusing on topics like ecology, environmental justice, Big Data, public health, and climate change.

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Strong International Support for Climate Action

Strong International Support for Climate Action

In partnership with Facebook Data for Good, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found, in the 31 countries surveyed, overwhelming support for participating in the Paris Agreement.

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