As a student 40 years ago, Shun-ichiro Karato learned of the physical principles governing grain boundaries in rocks, or the defects that occur within mineral structures. Now, as a Yale professor, he has applied these same concepts to a baffling
Tag "Environmental Science"
A new study out of the Yale School of Forestry estimates that there are more than three trillion trees in the world. This represents a seven-fold increase over previous estimates.
Scientists learn lessons from nature’s greenery, modeling the next generation of solar technology on plant cells.
Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution
In Iceland, the legacies of volcanoes and glaciers are largely intertwined. As the planet suffers an increasingly climate, a rise in Iceland’s magma levels could spike volcanic activity.
San Andreas, Hollywood’s latest natural disaster blockbuster, played on the anxieties of many West Coast denizens by offering a glimpse of what is to come when The Big One — the anticipated mega-earthquake — actually hits.
Until recently, scientists have known little to none about how cells take in high-energy radioactive materials. This past July, a team led by Rebecca Abergel of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with Roland Strong of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discerned a pathway for the cellular uptake of radioactive matter.
Mark Steyn’s recent A Disgrace to the Profession attacks Michael E. Mann’s hockey stick graph of global warming — a reconstruction of Earth’s temperatures over the past millennium that depicts a sharp uptick over the past 150 years. It is less of a book than it is a collection of quotes from respected and accredited researchers, all disparaging Mann as a scientist and, often, as a person.
F&ES Students in the Green: Yale’s School of Forestry raises $10 million in scholarship support for students
Over the past three years, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies raised $10 million to fund student scholarships.
Could the air around us soon power our planes, trains, and automobiles? Several companies are now manufacturing diesel fuel from ambient carbon dioxide, and may soon be able to do so on a commercial scale.