• Understanding Solid Deformation by Fluids

    Chris MacMinn, a former YCEI postdoctoral Fellow now at Oxford, has developed a new experimental system for studying how high-pressure fluids deform rock, which will lead to new insight into processes such as hydraulic fracturing and carbon sequestration.

  • Climate Assessment for East Africa and Arabian Sea

    Principals in Yale's Northeast Regional Climate Initiative -- Drs. Trude Storelvmo, William Boos, Matthew Huber, Robert DeConto and Mark Pagani -- present plans for a similar model for E. Africa and Arabia at a 3-day conference sponsored by the World Bank and the Nation of Djibouti, May 2-4.

  • Trophic Interactions Impacted Less by Climate Change Than Expected

    YCEI Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Rosenblatt and his principal adviser, Professor Os Schmitz, compared 2112 studies of how climate change variables impact predator-prey, herbivore-vegetation and related pairings in Climate Change Responses.

  • Another Solar Cell Breakthrough for Taylor/Hazari Team

    Xiaokai Li is lead author of an article in Nanoletters that explains how HF acid vapor treatment helps carbon nanotubes achieve record efficiency in converting light to electricity. Team collaboration began with a YCEI seed grant that previously yielded other solar cell design advances.

  • Yale Climate & Energy Institute Annual Newsletter

    Our first annual newsletter reviews six years of activity at YCEI that define a new hub for multidisciplinary research in climate and energy at Yale. View it online here, or request a printed copy.

Submitted by: Adam Rosenblatt

Drought powerfully impacts ecological and agricultural systems, and in many areas is expected to increase in severity as a result of climate change.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/), parts of California and Texas currently suffer from “exceptional drought.” Are these droughts temporary abnormalities or are they the new normal in western parts of the U.S.? A new study by Benjamin Cook and colleagues aims to shed light on this question.

The authors used 17 different general

Submitted by: Adam Rosenblatt

Salmon are an iconic Pacific Ocean species upon which millions of people’s livelihoods depend. Their epic migrations link marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, transporting nutrients from the oceans to hundreds of miles upstream. Salmon enhance the productivity of rivers and terrestrial ecosystems, but populations have been over-fished and cut off from their habitat. A new study by Munoz, et al. suggests that climate change further threatens remaining stocks.

The authors investigated the ability

by Eric Ellman

A Yale College junior who became the nation’s youngest licensed nuclear reactor operator while in high school, and a Yale professor internationally …

Jared Milfred ‘16, co-organizer of YCEI’s April 24 nuclear forum, discusses the place of Three Mile Island in the history of power plant mishaps, and the passionate discourse that frequently accompanies discussions of the role of nuclear power in addressing climate change.