Mohamed Aly Etman

PhD, MArch, MS, Scientific Researcher, Yale School of Architecture

Elihu Rubin

PhD, MCP, Associate Professor of Urbanism, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale School of Architecture

LaRon E. Nelson

PhD, RN, FNP (BC), FAAN, Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Narasimha Rao

PhD, Associate Professor of Energy Systems, Yale School of the Environment

Drew Gentner

PhD, Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor, Yale School of the Environment

Joel Sanders

FAIA, Professor in the Practice, Yale School of Architecture and founder of JSA/MIXdesign

On a Warming Planet, Urban Trees Become Critical Infrastructure

As heat waves turn cities into sweltering ovens, tree shade has become a critical tool to mitigate climate change—and Yale is working to promote a healthy tree canopy on campus and around New Haven.

Urban trees provide a host of benefits that blunt the effects of climate change, and they are increasingly being treated as important infrastructure for cities. Trees sequester carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, reduce stormwater runoff by utilizing water before it’s channeled into a drainage system, and capture pollution particulates—especially ozone—through their leaves or needles.

Study Reveals Surprising Role of Haze In the Warming of Chinese Cities

Note: Yale School of the Environment (YSE) was formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). News articles and events posted prior to July 1, 2020 refer to the School’s name at that time.

A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect [UHI], a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas.

Kai Chen

PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health), Yale School of Public Health, Director of Research, Climate Change and Health and Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Subscribe to RSS - Health