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Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Research published in Science has highlighted the potentially deleterious effects of climate change on global food security. As defined by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, food security has a number of components.  These include food availability, access and utilization as...
Contributor(s): Eric Ellman
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences’ Professor Peter Raymond was lead author on “Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Inland Waters”, published in Nature.  An ecosystem ecologist,” Raymond tracks carbon, the element most closely associated with life, as it makes its way between...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Understanding the global carbon budget is vital for managing climate change. Understanding the processes that regulate the carbon budget is critical to devising long-term conservation, mitigation, and restoration strategies. It is well known that through biogeochemical cycling processes, ecosystems...
Contributor(s): Adam Wilson
Communities around the world celebrate spring with cherry blossom festivals.  Japan is particularly famous for them, with some towns generating 40% of their annual revenue from the event.  According to recent research by scientists from several institutions (including Yale’s YCEI), festival...
Contributor(s): Jordan Lang
Over the last decade, the world’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industry grew robustly – bucking the trend of other industries during the downturn of 2008 - with a sustained annual growth rate of 52%. Over the same period, Chinese production of the dominant PV product, crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV...
By Alisa Zomer Even before the climate negotiations began this week, Typhoon Haiyan sent a message to the world – a message that is still making waves. The strength and trajectory of Typhoon Haiyan was unprecedented, even for the Philippines, an island nation that experiences more disasters than...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
One frequently cited effect of climate change is the increased risk of flooding which could cause serious loss of life and property in many parts of the world.  Recent work by Hirabayashi et al (2013) uses the output from 11different climate models to estimate the increased global risk of floods...

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