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Earth Environmentalism & Jazz

April 18, 2018
Article by Oswald Schmitz. Originally published in Princeton University Press Blog   Pop music icon Joni Mitchell’s song “Big Yellow Taxi”, released during the headiness of...

Yale Climate Day - May 4th, 2018

March 15, 2018
Yale Climate Day 2018, a Campuswide Climate Summit   May 4, 2018   Breakfast and Summit, 8:30 - 12:30 Location: Yale Peabody Museum’s David Friend Hall   Event...
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Botswana. Photo: Charlesjsharp

The importance of interpersonal communication in elephant conservation

January 21, 2018
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) populations continue to decline rapidly due to ivory poaching. A global debate within the conservation community has resulted in little...
Flipping over is a perilous hazard for the giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands. Tim Kelley

How a giant tortoise gets off its back

December 4, 2017
The shells of tumble-prone giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands may not do them any favors, according to a new study. The Galapagos Islands are home to multiple species...
In the community of Pau da Lima, Brazil, poor infrastructure and floods contribute to higher exposure to leptospirosis, a rat-borne disease. [Photo by Jonathan Richardson]

Using rat genetics to inform disease control in Brazil's urban slums

November 15, 2017
A research team from Yale and Providence College is using DNA analyses to combat the leptospirosis disease that plagues urban slums in Brazil. This tropical disease is...

Actionable Sustainability Research and Entrepreneurial Solutions to Climate Change

September 20, 2017
Call for Proposals: Actionable Sustainability Research and Entrepreneurial Solutions to Climate Change The Yale University Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the...

The Health Implications of Droughts for Older Adults

April 27, 2017
A new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health explores the health consequences of droughts. Lead author Dr. Jesse Berman is a former YIBS Donnelley Fellow, who worked...

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