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

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...

by Eric Ellman

U.S. television network news devoted less than 1% of its coverage to climate change last year[1].  Those numbers will not increase after Sunday’s People’s Climate March coverage. Network television news broadcasts largely...

by Eric Ellman

Damon Wells Professor of Geophysics Ron Smith is spending most of this summer at 40,000’ elevation, flying straight into a phenomenon that controls global weather. For the months of June and July he directs a crew of over 50 people who rotate night shifts aboard an instrument-laden Gulfstream V...

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