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    Acidification of the deep Atlantic Ocean is accelerated by ocean circulation

    The North Atlantic Ocean Circulation is a double-edged sword when it comes to ocean acidification. In the past, it has kept the North Atlantic Ocean less acidic – and more hospitable – than the Pacific Ocean. Today, the same circulation has the potential toconvey fast acidification to the ocean depth as climate change alters both the atmosphere and the surface ocean.

    Bowen Chang

    November 29, 2018
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    Loyalty to “green” brands pushes the cruise industry towards better seas

    Businesses are increasingly swayed by their customer’s preferences for environmentally friendly brands, a phenomenon known as “green loyalty.” Mounting customer pressure is pushing the growing cruise industry to seek more sustainable solutions.  

    Kathy Meek

    November 27, 2018
  • Oklahoma Wastewater on Unsolid Ground

    The dramatic rise in Oklahoma’s earthquake activity since 2009 is due to its wastewater injection. Notoriously hard to measure, scientists created a method that modeled seismic conditions as a result of wastewater disposal. A thoughtful approach to disposal will limit environmental damage as a result of seismic activity.

    Max Potthoff

    November 20, 2018
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    On-grid solar is coming to Sub-Saharan Africa – Rwanda is taking the lead

    Among its many natural treasures, Africa has one infinitely valuable resource: the sun. At last, large-scale solar photovoltaic systems can harness its power to provide carbon-free electricity to people who need it the most. 

    Krisztina Pjeczka

    November 13, 2018
Oklahoma Wastewater on Unsolid Ground

The dramatic rise in Oklahoma’s earthquake activity since 2009 is due to its wastewater injection. Notoriously hard to measure, scientists created a method that modeled seismic conditions as a result of wastewater disposal. A thoughtful approach to disposal will limit environmental damage as a result of seismic activity.

Max Potthoff
November 20, 2018
On-grid solar is coming to Sub-Saharan Africa – Rwanda is taking the lead

Among its many natural treasures, Africa has one infinitely valuable resource: the sun. At last, large-scale solar photovoltaic systems can harness its power to provide carbon-free electricity to people who need it the most. 

Krisztina Pjeczka
November 13, 2018
A unique role for citizen science in ecological restoration: a case study in streams

Engaging community members in environmental monitoring can help land managers understand how ecosystems respond to human activities. Data collected by students can accurately reflected a stream’s recovery after restoration work. 

Emma Gildesgame
November 8, 2018
Bracing for conflict with the onset of climate change: a story from the Philippines

Did changes in weather patterns increase conflict-related incidents in the Philippines? A recent study analyzes the relationship between climate change, seasonal rainfall patterns, agricultural production, and civil conflict in the Philippines. The findings reveal that harvest failures caused by extreme weather can exacerbate violence among rebel groups.  

Sofia Caycedo
November 5, 2018

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YER First Editor's Choice Competition

The staff at Yale Environment Review would like to announce the winner and finalists for the first-ever
Editor’s Choice Competition.

Eleven articles, all written by past or present YER authors who are still at FES, were judged by the YER team of writers. From that eleven, three finalists were selected. The final decision was made by the editorial board at the end of the fall semester.