New Haven, Conn.Yale Environment 360, a new online magazine dedicated to covering the global environment, is launching today at http://e360.yale.edu. Edited by Roger Cohn, the former editor of Mother Jones and Audubon magazines, Yale Environment 360 aims to become one of the leading Web sites for commentary and reporting on the crucial environmental issues of the day.
The magazine's inaugural edition features articles by noted environmental advocate and author, Bill McKibben; New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert; climate scientist Richard C.J. Somerville; marine biologist and author Carl Safina; British journalist Fred Pearce; and many other writers and thinkers. The first issue contains reports, analysis, and Op-Ed-style pieces on such issues as climate change, the concept of "clean coal," the impact of water shortages on global food supplies, and the challenge of crafting an innovative energy policy in the United States. E360's initial postings also showcase reporting from China, the Amazon, and Russia and include a thought-provoking interview with Nobel Prize winner Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Cohn said that Yale Environment 360 will feature authoritative opinion, analysis and in-depth reporting and will post original articles by leading journalists, scientists, environmentalists, green entrepreneurs and policy makers from around the world. The site will also provide a forum for discussing global environmental issues, as well as varied multimedia.
Yale Environment 360 is a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale University and is supported by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
"Yale is our home base," said Cohn, "but Yale Environment 360 will be looking out at the world and examining the major environmental issues of the day."
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