Posts Tagged ‘ Yale ’

Neighbors question Yale’s use of pesticides

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

After a long battle with Yale’s administration, some New Haven residents are still questioning the University’s use of pesticides, which they said have infiltrated surrounding neighborhoods. Laura Cahn, who lives on Cleveland Avenue bordering Yale’s athletic fields, has been leading efforts against the University’s pesticide use for several years. Cahn said that in the past

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A new radio series out of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is spreading climate change awareness

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

The series, produced by Yale Climate Connections at FES and launched on Aug. 18, features 90-second stories about how climate change is affecting lives nationwide.

What Gets Flushed Into Rivers as More Rain Hits the Northeast?

Apr 30th, 2014 | By
Muddy sediment empties into Long Island Sound from the Connecticut River after Hurricane Irene in 2011. (NASA Earth Observatory)

researchers at Yale University want to find out what happens to the chemical composition and water quality of the Connecticut River watershed and the Long Island Sound with more heavy rain.

Connecticut River Watershed Study Will Assess Impacts of Extreme Rain Events

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By
Muddy sediment empties into Long Island Sound from the Connecticut River after Hurricane Irene in 2011. (NASA Earth Observatory)

A team of Yale researchers will lead a five-year, $3 million study to determine whether an increase in extreme rain events is affecting the transport of dissolved organic matter through the Connecticut River watershed, a phenomenon they say could alter the chemical composition and water quality of the watershed and Long Island Sound.

Davos report highlights worsening global air quality

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Air quality around the world is plummeting, according to the latest version of an annual report, issued at the Davos Summit over the weekend.

Produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia universities, the Environmental Performance Index ranks performance in key environmental areas on a per-country basis.

It breaks down these issues into two broad policy areas: detection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. It then ranks each nation based on their overall performance.

Yale students vote in favor of divestment

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By

Thanks to one of our readers for making us aware of this story in today’s Yale Daily News!

After months of campus controversy around the issue, Yale students voted to divest Yale’s endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Research Laboratory By Tate Burns Architects LLC Is LEED-CI Platinum Certified

May 8th, 2013 | By

Tate Burns Architects LLC of Essex, Connecticut’s design for a 9,600 square foot Laboratory for Comparative Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Commercial Interiors LEED-CI Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council. This is the first renovation project at Yale to achieve a LEED-CI Platinum

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Yale GSA exploring new transportation lines

Mar 30th, 2013 | By

The Graduate Student Assembly is considering offering students new transit options for the Westville, Edgewood and Dwight neighborhoods amidst concerns that Yale’s campus is inaccessible for some of its off-campus graduate students. The GSA created the Westville Ad Hoc Committee last October to assess the need for more transportation options and to examine which transit

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Yale’s Environment School Events: March, 2013

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

MAR 5 Tue Research Frontiers in the Science of Unconventional Energy Resources Other Location 12:00 pm — to — 1:00 pm MAR 5 Tue Conflicting Perspectives in American Wildlands Conservation: A Lunch with Amy Vedder Kroon Hall – 319 195 Prospect Street, 3rd Floor 12:00 pm — to — 1:00 pm MAR 5 Tue WEBINAR:

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Yale team to explore needs of low-carbon cities of the future

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

A team of Yale scholars will spend the next several years studying water, waste, energy, and industry in developing Asian cities as part of a $4.5 million multi-institutional project to aid sustainable urban growth in China, India, and the United States. For more on this story, visit: YaleNews | Yale team to explore needs of

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Yale Students Push For Divesting in Fossil Fuels

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

Yale students now working to convince the administration to change its investment policies say they want the university to freeze all holdings in fossil fuel stocks and to phase them out over five years. For more on this story, visit: Yale Students Push For Divesting in Fossil Fuels – WCCT.

Ivy League Goes Green with Bicycle Friendly Universities

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

Yale and Princeton are already among the nation’s elite colleges. Now they’re among the top universities when it comes to bicycling, too. Today the League announced the designation of nine new Bicycle Friendly Universities, growing the program to 44 colleges in 25 states.

Yale’s Sterling Power Plant Wins AIA Connecticut Honor Award

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University’s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., has been recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut chapter.

Building Yale’s sustainable future

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Nationwide, buildings account for almost three fourths of energy consumption and over a third of energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, and raw material use, Chapman said. Buildings, she added, produce 30 percent of waste output — 136 million tons annually — and account for 14 percent of potable water consumption. As Yale’s campus continues to

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A discussion at Yale on fracking, plus upcoming events at Yale on the subject

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

During the 2012-2013 academic year Yale University will host many activities and discussions centering on hydraulic fracturing. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story and to listen to the discussion that includes Bill McKibben.

F&ES receives $230G for landowner partnership around Yale Myers Forest

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

The F&ES Quiet Corner Initiative that will engage nearby landowners in the management of the land surrounding the 12-square-mile forest. The initiative recently received $230,293 from the federal government to further implement and expand the partnership of landowners interested in learning about and practicing forestland stewardship.

New Rankings on Coutries’ Environmental Performance

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Since 2000, Yale University and Columbia University have been ranking countries’ environmental performance, releasing their comprehensive results and trend reports every two years. Responding to the need for “rigorous, data-driven” measurements, the index is meant to “add to the foundation of empirical support for sound policymaking.” The universities, which have collaborated with the World Economic Forum, also wanted to create

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Yale Expert on Climate Opinion Receives EPA Award

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, is being recognized for his exceptional work and commitment to the environment in 2011. The annual award recognizes outstanding environmental advocates who have made significant contributions toward preserving and protecting the nation’s natural resources.

Yale Professor Receives Monaco Award

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

Michelle Bell, an expert on the environment and human health, has received the inaugural Prince Albert II de Monaco/Institut Pasteur Award for outstanding contributions to her field, Yale announced. Michelle Bell was honored by the Institut Pasteur and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation at a scientific symposium on environmental changes and their impact on human health on March 23 in Monaco. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

Road Runoff Spurring Spotted Salamander Evolution

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

Spotted salamanders exposed to contaminated roadside ponds are adapting to their toxic environments, according to a Yale paper in Scientific Reports. This study provides the first documented evidence that a vertebrate has adapted to the negative effects of roads apparently by evolving rapidly. “This adaptation is certainly encouraging for conservation,” said Steven Brady, the study’s author and a doctoral student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. “But our modern footprint is fundamentally changing species in ways we don’t understand and, critically, we don’t know if these adaptive responses will keep pace with environmental change.”