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  • Yale Climate and Energy Institute's First Newsletter

    Our first annual newsletter reviews six years of programs, investments and activities that define a new hub for inter-disciplinary climate change research at Yale. Email us to have a copy sent to you, or view it online here.

  • Monsoon Information For Those Who Need It Most

    Asst. Professor Bill Boos has created a website to provide weather projections for monsoons, drenching seasonal storms that effect billions of people, many of whom are not served by weather forecasts. YCEI sponsors an international forum on monsoons, organized by Boos, this Spring.

  • Yale Back at Center of Responsible Investment Management

    One month after Yale University announced that it will encourage a portfolio of lower-carbon investments rather than divest its fossil-fuel holdings, the Yale School of Management announces plans for the first National Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition.

  • Partnership with Industry Puts Fracking to the Test

    This fall, Yale professor Jim Saiers initiates the first scientific study to strategically isolate potential shale gas effects before, during and after hydraulic fracturing occurs. The project was seeded with a grant from the YCEI.

  • Jetz Lab Awarded FutureEarth Grant for Global Biodiversity Monitoring

    FutureEarth is a coalition of UN and non-UN groups working to increase sustainability and responsiveness to environmental risk and change. YCEI sponsors the initial meeting of 40 researchers this Fall to identify data gaps and shared standards for collection.

Submitted by: Xavier Levine

During winter and spring 2014, waves of unusually cold temperatures hit northeastern regions of North America, noticeably effecting the US economy and hampering growth in the first quarter of 2014 (see CNS news link on a statement by Fed. Chairman Janet Yellen on this topic, here). A number of research studies proposed mechanisms by which changes in the jet stream strength and location attributed to polar amplification would enhance temperature variability…

Urban centers have been warming at double the global rate the last half-century. High daily temperatures are associated with increased mortality. Sustained increases in temperatures projected under most climate models represent a significant public health problem that may increase weather-related mortality in the United States. In a first of its kind study, Stone et al., (2014) modeled how local climate…

by Dr. Yehia Kahlil

Nearly three and a half years after the Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear accident, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has certified its first nuclear station at Sendai to go back on line…

Jared Milfred ‘16 was the nation’s youngest nuclear plant reactor operator as a high school student in Portland, OR. He describes the YCEI forum on nuclear power he is organizing with Professor Yehia Khalil of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, scheduled for April 24, 2015.