The Work We Do
Understanding phenomena. Developing and testing ideas. Communicating persuasively. Implementing effective solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
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.
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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