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Undergraduate Profile: Micah Ziegler PC ’08: “A Man of Sustainable Ambitions”

Undergraduate Profile: Micah Ziegler PC ’08: “A Man of Sustainable Ambitions”

After graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry and a wealth of academic honors, Micah Ziegler plans to use his skills to develop sustainable technologies and to promote the message of environmental protection.

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An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

Seeking potential methods of reducing carbon emissions, Yale professors in the Geology and Geophysics Department are studying some of the questions raised with the development of carbon sequestration techniques.

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Mary ‘Cassie’ Stoddard MC ’08

Mary ‘Cassie’ Stoddard MC ’08

Mary Caswell (“Cassie”) Stoddard has studied ornithology for four years, her accomplishments ranging from creating computer models of bird vision to founding an organization to increase undergraduate interest in the Peabody Museum.

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Opinion: Tradition or Political Weapon?

Opinion: Tradition or Political Weapon?

Are claims that Japan’s “scientific permit whaling” a front for the continuation of commercial whaling merely meant to incite public anger and protest?

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New Fossil Solves Old Mystery

New Fossil Solves Old Mystery

A discovery by Yale graduate student Jakob Vinther, Belgian scientist Peter Van Roy, and Derek Briggs, Director of the Yale Peabody Museum, has helped put a group of armored worms in their proper place.

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The Impact of El Niño on Local Galapagos Species

The Impact of El Niño on Local Galapagos Species

Every El Niño occurrence provides an excellent template for ecologists like Jeffrey Park to study environmental effects on genetic diversity and the implications of global warming.

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Paleobotany: Fossilized plant remains give insights to global climate balances

Paleobotany: Fossilized plant remains give insights to global climate balances

Most of us consider flowers a pretty accessory to be used when needed, perhaps for a friend’s birthday or a last-minute bouquet for Mother’s Day. For Professor of Geology and Geophysics Leo Hickey, however, flowers are much more intellectually interesting.

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Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

The term “Industrial Ecology” sounds like an oxymoron, but “we relish that,” says Marian R. Chertow, Assistant Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and the Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program. Since 1998, her department has sought to discover and

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Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Plate tectonics on Earth has long been regarded as a somewhat puzzling phenomenon. Why is Earth’s lithosphere – the outer crust and the cold part of the upper mantle – divided into several massive plates that drift over the globe?

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