Harvard neurosurgeon Ann-Christine Duhaime thinks a better understanding of the brain’s reward system might help encourage greener living.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s new program “Next in Science” brought together early career scientists to present their research to Harvard and the public. The event, which included speakers from the University of Glasgow and the Sea Education Association, offered a preview of Radcliffe’s October ocean symposium, “From Sea to Changing Sea."
A Beijing symposium co-sponsored by the Harvard China Project and the Harvard Global Institute explored the possibility of China adopting a carbon tax as a way to reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. The Gazette spoke with economist Dale Jorgenson, the Samuel W. Morris University Professor, and Chris Nielsen, the executive director of the China Project, about the symposium and the broader issues involved.
Declining fish catches around the world have set off concerns about malnutrition, especially among the poor.
A cross-disciplinary team at Harvard has created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels.
Jiyoo Jye, a recent student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, created a research archive of her discoveries, progress in soil-less agriculture.
The Sustainability Science Program celebrates its 10th birthday by welcoming back previous fellows to discuss progress in the field and the challenges ahead.
Scientists from Harvard Forest joined a group of experts calling for new regulations and stepped-up surveillance to stem a flood of invasive forest pests whose costs are borne by U.S. homeowners, cities, and towns.
By turning waste fryer oil into biodiesel, Harvard undergraduates turned a chemistry class into a living lab for understanding the multifaceted problems posed by global climate change and sustainable development.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry helped launch a new Harvard climate change and global health initiative Thursday, saying that climate change impacts almost always affect human health.
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William Clark, co-author of a new book on sustainable development, discusses connecting science and practice, balancing conservation with use.
Philippe Cousteau talked about carrying on the family legacy of environmental advocacy in delivering the Extension School’s Lowell Lecture.
If emission rates continue unchecked, regions of the United States could experience between three and nine additional days of unhealthy ozone levels each year by 2050, according to a new study from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Former Vice President Al Gore brought a dose of optimism about climate change to Harvard on April 7, saying the problems are severe, but the solutions are emerging.
Students, faculty, and fellows are fanning out across the Boston area to take measurements aimed at determining where and how much natural gas is leaking and where the worst carbon dioxide emissions occur.
In a new study, researchers from Harvard University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have identified sea surface temperature patterns that help predict extreme heat waves in the Eastern United States up to 50 days in advance.
By examining more than 500 years of harvest records, researchers found that wine grape harvests across France, on average, now occur two weeks earlier than in the past, largely due to climate change. While earlier harvests are normally associated with higher quality wines, researchers caution the trend likely won’t last.
Ten research projects driven by faculty collaborators across six Harvard Schools will share over $1 million in the second round of grants awarded by the Climate Change Solutions Fund, an initiative launched last year by President Drew Faust to encourage multidisciplinary research around climate change.
Grasslands across North America will face higher summer temperatures and widespread drought by the end of the century, a study says, but those negative effects should be offset by an earlier start to the spring growing season and warmer winter.
Harvard researchers contributed to a study identifying a 124-year freeze running from the sixth century into the seventh, with widely disruptive effects.