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    When the Bed Bugs Bite

    You know the skin-crawling, hair-raising feeling right before you drift off to sleep? It might not be “all in your head”. Bed bugs are on the rise, and travelers are unknowingly shuttling them across the oceans. Researchers wanted to know exactly how bed bugs were making long journeys at an unprecedented rate. They found bed bugs are attracted to dirty laundry, not just old mattresses. As international travel increases, bed bugs are jumping into suitcases and spreading across the globe.

    Nathalie Sommer

    July 23, 2018
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    Who should be in charge of greening our cities?

    As cities seek to provide residents with places for recreation, cleaner air, and beautiful scenery, it is crucial to know which sector can best increase the amount of green infrastructure. New research examines developers’ decision-making process for property design, and shows that developers may not be the best group to be in charge of providing green space for cities.

    Katie Murray

    July 12, 2018
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    What motivates farmers to engage in environmental stewardship? Lessons from qualitative research in Britain

    Agricultural land is not often thought of as an ecosystem or as habitat. However, farmers as a group collectively manage a large fraction of the land in Britain (as in every country) and their choices have a significant impact on the health of the environment and wildlife. How can farmers be encouraged to become environmental stewards?

    July 2, 2018
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    California: The drought was worse than we thought.

    During the 2012-2014 drought, farmers had difficulty maintaining their crops and their livelihoods. New research found that during this drought, water use and dependency actually increased in the Central Valley. This finding gives us pause and a chance to reevaluate our water management practices. 

    Rebecca Lehman

    June 12, 2018
What motivates farmers to engage in environmental stewardship? Lessons from qualitative research in Britain

Agricultural land is not often thought of as an ecosystem or as habitat. However, farmers as a group collectively manage a large fraction of the land in Britain (as in every country) and their choices have a significant impact on the health of the environment and wildlife. How can farmers be encouraged to become environmental stewards?    

July 2, 2018
California: The drought was worse than we thought.

During the 2012-2014 drought, farmers had difficulty maintaining their crops and their livelihoods. New research found that during this drought, water use and dependency actually increased in the Central Valley. This finding gives us pause and a chance to reevaluate our water management practices. 

Rebecca Lehman
June 12, 2018
A look inside lithium-air batteries, a technology with the power to revolutionize the fight against climate change

Our current energy storage technologies aren’t good enough to deliver practical electric vehicles. Lithium-air batteries may change that, if researchers can solve a few tricky problems.

Eva Alblaghti
June 6, 2018
Finding the tipping point: Losing America's Western conifer forests to climate change and wildfire

A warming climate in the American West is causing major changes to the iconic conifer forests. A team of researchers describe how we might be losing these forests to drought and more frequent wildfires.    

Ben Rifkin
May 17, 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.