Harvard study is the first to show that working in high-performing, green-certified buildings can improve employee decision-making using objective cognitive simulations.
A new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History brings an artist’s view to the ongoing extinction crisis affecting the planet.
To halt the rise of global temperatures, Harvard researchers are looking at solar geoengineering, which would inject light-reflecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere to cool the planet.
Harvard environmental experts looking ahead to a Trump administration see trouble for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and U.S. international climate action, but add that the nation’s environmental protection regulatory framework would be difficult to dismantle, and there may be hope for new approaches to addressing environmental ills.
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.
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.
Blue-banded bees bent on pollination bang their heads against tomato plants at a rate of 350 times per second, a Harvard researcher found.
Panelists in a Harvard Chan School forum examined how the Paris climate agreement might affect human health.
Panelists at the Kennedy School on Monday expressed optimism about the U.N. climate conference set to begin in Paris on Nov. 30, calling U.S. participation on the heels of domestic climate-related moves a “game-changer.”
Students stay involved with sustainability on campus through REP — the Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program — and its affiliates. REP helps students “educate their peers on issues such as energy, waste, water, food, and more through fun, personal, community-building events, competitions, and campaigns.”
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A video showcases “The Trouble with Jellyfish,” a new exhibition at Le Laboratoire Cambridge that spotlights a growing crisis beneath the sea.
A multidisciplinary project to investigate climate change, energy security, and sustainable development in China has received the first $3.75 million grant from the new Harvard Global Institute.
Harvard scientists and engineers have demonstrated an improved flow battery that can store electricity from intermittent energy sources. The battery contains nontoxic compounds, inexpensive materials, and can be cost-effective for both residential and commercial use.
New research on northeastern forests is examining how the earlier arrival of warm weather might clash with genetic programming tuned to lengthening days and the duration and depth of winter cold.
During a summer program, Harvard students and their French counterparts drew on biology to sketch solutions to everyday problems in Paris.
The Harvard Climate Change Solutions Fund is one example of how the University is catalyzing the research and innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a healthier, more sustainable future.
Experts on energy, the environment, and climate change gathered at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre Monday to discuss how governments and universities can help meet the challenge.
For a handful of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, the January semester break included a rare treat — a visit to the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass.
A new study shows that sea levels have increased over the last two decades at a greater rate than previously understood.
Harvard's Wyss Institute researchers find that a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells could provide a solution to planet-clogging plastics.
The ongoing debate over climate change is a political one, not a scientific one, panelists at the Harvard Kennedy School said.
Harvard groups support hives, conduct research, and sample honey.
Harvard air chemistry expert Scot Martin is working with the Department of Energy, as well as several international partners, to track how pollution above the pristine Amazon rainforest is changing the climate.
Harvard University Dining Services has turned its attention to sustainable seafood, an effort that may lead to new institutional standards for purchasing.
Harvard has released a sustainability impact report that provides a University-wide snapshot of the progress that has been made by students, staff, and faculty to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the operational efficiency of Harvard’s campus.