Centering a population overlooked in agriculture: The young Black farmer

    Agricultural research tends to ignore the experiences of young Black farmers. Shedding ample light on their narratives can help reform policies and programs to encourage diversity and elevate Black Americans’ contributions to agricultural innovation.

    Cam Humphrey

    November 25, 2020
    The case for conserving tropical dry forests

    Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened biomes in the world, but are often overlooked while creating conservation plans and protected areas. Conserving these forests can protect thousands of species that are only found in these regions and support the livelihoods of millions of people.

    Joyita Ghose

    November 18, 2020
    Low latitude, high potential: Natural climate solutions in tropical nations

    To meet the targets of the Paris Climate agreement, over two-thirds of its signatories will employ land use management and conservation strategies. Yet new research suggests that many tropical nations have the potential to store and preserve far more carbon in natural ecosystems than will be needed to meet their current pledges.  

    Rory P. Jacobson

    November 11, 2020
    Chocolate for coffee: Supporting farmers and consumers under climate change

    Many coffee-growing regions of the world may become unsuitable as temperatures rise. Cocoa is a viable alternative, but only if farmers improve the resilience of agroforestry systems that support its production.

    Jeamme Chia

    November 4, 2020
Eradicating extreme poverty and inequality while building a green future: Are there any tradeoffs?

Fighting extreme poverty will need to happen in tandem with protecting the environment. Research shows that while achieving social goals might be, to a limited extent, at odds with achieving environmental goals, the actions of the rich will have the greatest impact.

Aymane Eddahmani
October 26, 2020
Remaking the West: A conversation with Justin Farrell about wealth and nature in Wyoming

Justin Farrell, associate professor of sociology at the Yale School of the Environment, spent 5 years studying the increasing wealth, economic disparity, and environmental change in Teton County, Wyoming. In his book Billionaire Wilderness, released March 2020, Farrell shows how the ultra-wealthy use the natural environment to their advantage in this elite corner of his home state.

Katie Pofahl
October 16, 2020
Partisan conflicts over solar power in Congress, but not among the public

Despite the growing partisan divide over solar power adoption in the United States Congress, public adoption of solar power is occurring across the political spectrum. In addition, solar households are active voters. These findings are encouraging for policymakers who are promoting renewable energy. 

Jieyi Lu
October 8, 2020
Data for all? How information sharing could shift land conservation

Land conservation relies heavily on data to determine where protection should occur. But sharing data is not a common practice among land conservation groups. A new study investigates the reasons why some groups choose to share data with others and how this could change our perception of where land conservation occurs in the United States.

Abigail Chan
September 22, 2020



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