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    Think like an animal: Understanding animal decision making for conservation

    Scientists from the Institute for Conservation Research at the San Diego Zoo and UCLA are researching animal decision making across disciplinary boundaries.  In a recent study, they investigated how animal decision making can be affected by human impacts on the environment. They argue that understanding the ways animals respond to different situations can help scientists conserve species more effectively. 

    Prerna Bhat

    September 28, 2018
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    Global patterns of tropical forest fragmentation

    Forest fragmentation breaks apart ecosystems and accelerates deforestation. The causes of deforestation differ around the globe, but scientists have identified similarities in their patterns. Doing so might mitigate further deforestation.

    Max Potthoff

    September 24, 2018
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    A Local, Sustainable and Democratic Economy: An Alternative to Capitalism

    Imagine a world in which people and the environment are valued before profit.  Researchers theorize an economy that is local and decided by people, respecting their needs and regional environments.

    Anna Maria Cárcamo

    September 17, 2018
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    Reducing the land use impact of solar energy – a triple win for climate, agriculture, and biodiversity

    Solar energy is hailed as the holy grail of climate change mitigation. But is it really? Like any other technological solution, solar has its issues especially regarding its impact on land use change. A recent study highlighted some promising alternatives for siting solar in areas that can spare prime agricultural land, thus reducing solar land footprint.

    Krisztina Pjecka

    September 14, 2018
Think like an animal: Understanding animal decision making for conservation

Scientists from the Institute for Conservation Research at the San Diego Zoo and UCLA are researching animal decision making across disciplinary boundaries.  In a recent study, they investigated how animal decision making can be affected by human impacts on the environment. They argue that understanding the ways animals respond to different situations can help scientists conserve species more effectively. 

Prerna Bhat
September 28, 2018
Global patterns of tropical forest fragmentation

Forest fragmentation breaks apart ecosystems and accelerates deforestation. The causes of deforestation differ around the globe, but scientists have identified similarities in their patterns. Doing so might mitigate further deforestation.

Max Potthoff
September 24, 2018
A Local, Sustainable and Democratic Economy: An Alternative to Capitalism

Imagine a world in which people and the environment are valued before profit.  Researchers theorize an economy that is local and decided by people, respecting their needs and regional environments.  

Anna Maria Cárcamo
September 17, 2018
Reducing the land use impact of solar energy – a triple win for climate, agriculture, and biodiversity

Solar energy is hailed as the holy grail of climate change mitigation. But is it really? Like any other technological solution, solar has its issues especially regarding its impact on land use change. A recent study highlighted some promising alternatives for siting solar in areas that can spare prime agricultural land, thus reducing solar land footprint.

Krisztina Pjecka
September 14, 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.