Ecosystems

Culture, Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Multimedia, Out West

Image by Stephen Brooks. Increasing periods of drought in the American West have raised concern among those dependent on the land. Nathan, a young rancher in Eastern Oregon, awaits the building clouds with hope that they may bring a much-needed spring rain for the parched soils.

How the West Was Won: The Sage + Westies Photo Essay

What happens when a magazine and a student group collaborate to put out a call for images that tell stories about the North American West? Inboxes rapidly fill up with muskoxen and lots of people gain an excuse to drink Oregon beer while looking at mind-blowing pictures. A selection of photos from beyond the 100th meridian.
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Actions, Conservation, Ecosystems, Energy, Fisheries, Human Landscape, Oceans

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
by × April 22, 2012 × 15 comments

Activism, Ecosystems, Oceans

Seemingly harmless shipwrecks may be leaching oil and other hazardous materials into marine environments. Photo: Ben Goldfarb

OP-ED: European Union Must Strengthen Laws for Shipwreck Cleanup

Adele Faure and Anthony Moffa are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School, and Sandy Aylesworth and Ben Goldfarb are Master’s candidates at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As part of Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic, the students are

Ecosystems, Wildlife

A pair of five month old cheetah cubs in Kenya. Photo by Mary Wykstra.

Fading Spots: A Mother’s Story

With only 13,000 cheetahs left in the wild, the future of the world's fastest land animal is far from secure. Mary Wykstra, Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, tells the story of nearly a decade spent observing the life of a cheetah she calls "Mom."
by × April 4, 2012 × 3 comments

At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Systems in Progress:  A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Systems in Progress: A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Every year the International Society of Tropical Foresters convenes a conference of members, scientists and tropical foresters at Yale University to discuss trends and issues in the management of the world’s tropical forests. This short summarizes the 2012 conference, which

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At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Interview with the UN Forum on Forests’ Jan McAlpine

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An Interview with the UN Forum on Forests’ Jan McAlpine

Jan McAlpine is Director of the United Nations Division on Forests and head of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat in support of all 193 countries in the United Nations.  The UNFF works to bring about the conservation, …