Back to homepage

Tag "Environmental Science"

A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

Using new analytics to understand tiny mineral crystals, a Yale G&G team has discovered evidence for the effect of volcanic activities on global climate. Because the zircon crystals that were investigated have a particularly long lifetime, this innovative technique carries potential for the future of climate change research.

Read Full Article
Yale Landscape Lab Builds Its New Home: New outpost of Urban Farm pushes for community involvement

Yale Landscape Lab Builds Its New Home: New outpost of Urban Farm pushes for community involvement

Over on West Campus is Yale’s Landscape Lab, a new home base for the Urban Farm. Director and recent graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Justin Freiberg hopes to create a space in which environmental research can flourish.

Read Full Article
Bridging the Depths of the Earth with its Surface

Bridging the Depths of the Earth with its Surface

“Bridgmanite” is hardly a household name. And yet, bridgmanite is likely the most abundant mineral on Earth, composing much of the mantle, the thickest layer of our planet. This mineral may provide clues into how the solid Earth—and its atmosphere—has evolved over its long history.

Read Full Article
How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

In the wake of international commitments to a greener future at COP21, debates are raging across the globe over what environmentalism is worth to a population. Accurate economic quantifications are crucial to informed decisions, and researchers are responding to the call for a new methodology of valuing natural assets.

Read Full Article
The SEARCH for Better Air Quality Controls: New center revolutionizes approach to climate problems

The SEARCH for Better Air Quality Controls: New center revolutionizes approach to climate problems

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently granted Michelle Bell, Yale professor of environmental health, ten million dollars to fund the creation and operation of a climate change center. The new research hub, known as the SEARCH (Solutions for Energy, AiR,

Read Full Article
Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

If you are celebrating the warmer temperatures and uncharacteristic winters, thank El Niño. If you’re complaining about the cancellation of your skiing and snow tubing trips, blame El Niño. The force behind the odd weather, El Niño is an aberration

Read Full Article
Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

Despite their rarity, giant icebergs in the Southern Ocean significantly contribute to the reduction of atmospheric carbon by stimulating phytoplankton blooms.

Read Full Article
Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction illuminates the majesty and beauty of nature, and exposes the detrimental effect that humans are having on this beauty. The film inspires viewers into action and sets a hopeful tone for the future of the planet.

Read Full Article
What’s Behind the Unseasonably Warm Weather on the East Coast?

What’s Behind the Unseasonably Warm Weather on the East Coast?

In December 2015, students roamed the Yale University campus with only light sweaters, passing by trees replete with flowers. Many news outlets have deemed a strong El Niño, a warm phase of a larger periodic weather cycle, to be chiefly responsible for the mild winter weather.

Read Full Article
How is Dust Affecting the California drought?

How is Dust Affecting the California drought?

The future of the drought crisis in California may depend on an unlikely factor — dust.

Read Full Article