Penumbra: Interviews/Reports/Opinions

Penumbra is the YCEI Communication Desk’s archive of opinions, reports and interviews. Choose a subject area we have reported on, and a selection of related stories, videos and podcasts will populate the screen.

by Eric Ellman

The question of why it rains, when and where it rains in the tropics is one of the remaining mysteries of earth science, says Yale Assistant Professor Bill Boos.  In equatorial regions, the Coriolis effect – responsible for the cyclonic whirl of a hurricane – is largely absent, leaving more...

by Eric Ellman

Yale College students don’t expect the tiny solar home they’ve designed for the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to win the nationwide event. They know the contest favors larger schools with bigger engineering programs and a history of competition. Their goal is loftier. In the...

by Eric Ellman

Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy Associate Director Josh Galperin was as surprised as any by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this week to ban fracking in New York State.  But...

by Eric Ellman

It would appear that the divestment debate has reached a new phase when an investment firm offers a $10,000 prize to the business school team with the best strategy for lowering the carbon intensity of a university’s stock portfolio.

“Eighteen months ago, it was just activists talking...

by Dr. Yehia Kahlil

Japan Moves Forward after Fukushima’s Accident

Sendai Nuclear Station Okayed to Operate – Others May Be Decommissioned

Nearly three and a half years after the Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear accident, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has...

by Eric Ellman

A low-carbon investment case competition at the Yale School of Management in November marks a new first for Yale, and a homecoming for the practice of socially responsible investment.

The Ethical Investor: Universities and Corporate Responsibility, written by Yale professors and...

by Eric Ellman

After a 25-year career in television and film, Paul Lussier ’82, is back at Yale, in the role of his life.

Lussier’s career trajectory – from performer and comparative studies major to Discovery Channel producer and climate change communications activist – has led him to “Climate...

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