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.
Urban Resources Initiative’s (URI) GreenSkills green job-training program mitigates climate change and the urban heat island effect by planting trees in the City of New Haven. New Haven residents and business can request a free tree be planted.
Yale Climate Connections
Yale Climate Connections is an award-winning online climate news service and daily radio program broadcast on 650+ radio stations across the U.S., plus a network of 200 Spanish-language stations.
Conservation Finance Network
Traditional conservation funding models cannot keep pace with the need for conservation capital. The Conservation Finance Network advances land and resource conservation by expanding the use of innovative financing strategies.
Using Genetics to Conserve Galapagos Tortoises
Using Genetics to Conserve Galapagos Tortoises: Gisella Caccone is exploring the use of genetic sequencing and selective interbreeding to conserve species on the brink of extinction.
Creating Plastics from Wood Byproducts
Creating plastics from wood byproducts: Yuan Yao and teammates are developing a biodegradable plastic with high mechanical strength and stability, yet lower life-cycle environmental impact than petroleum-based plastics.
Planetary Health Network
The Planetary Health Network convenes faculty from across campus, with a focus on the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends.
An Urbanizing Planet
Karen Seto’s research on global forecasts of urbanization spotlight places at great risk of biodiversity loss and vegetation-based carbon emissions.
Coatings for Clean Energy
Using photocatalysis to generate fuel from sunlight at scale requires corrosion-prone semiconductors. Shu Hu’s lab has found a solution with a first-of-its-kind coating.
Capturing Carbon from Semi-Trucks
Remora built a device that captures CO2 emissions from semi-trucks, to be sold to concrete producers to help them meet their climate commitments.
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