Breaking the bank: Climate change and the next financial crisis

Climate change will fundamentally reshape our economy, leaving almost no industry untouched. New research suggests that climate change may impact the stability of the banking sector, potentially leading to financial crises and increased public debt.

Kate Donatelli
June 30, 2020
Boosting mental health with nature: There’s an app for that

Research shows a positive link between nature and mental health. A new study expands on this concept by using smartphones to prompt participants to record their interactions with nature and reveals implications for optimizing city planning for urban greenspace.

Abigail Chan
June 24, 2020
Priced out of green cities

As cities across the world consider the dual environmental and economic benefits of greening interventions, a new study asks a critical question: who can afford to live in a “green” city?

Emily Persico
June 16, 2020
How much carbon from deforestation did you have for lunch?

There is a big chance that the hamburger you ate for lunch – and even the soy-based alternative – is linked to deforestation in the tropics. A recent study tracked carbon emissions in exported food to provide valuable insights on the link between tropical deforestation and the climate impacts of the food we eat.  

Beatriz Granziera
June 9, 2020



Yale Environment Review is seeking writers and editors for Fall 2020

Are you interested in environmental communication? Want to publish your work for an audience of over 30,000 readers?

Become a writer for the Yale Environment Review!

The Yale Environment Review (YER) is a student-run publication that aims to increase access to the latest developments in environmental studies. Our articles shed light on cutting-edge environmental research through summaries, analysis, and interviews. During this one-credit course, students will produce 1-2 articles on subjects of their choosing for publication on the YER website.