12 stories tagged ‘Center for Health and the Global Environment’
Former Vice President Al Gore repeated his call for action on climate change Wednesday, saying society is treating the skies as an “open sewer.” He spoke at Harvard’s Memorial Church in a session sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment.
Harvard School of Public Health’s new online course, “Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research,” an introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology, has drawn 53,857 students from all over the world. The three-month course, which began in October 2012, was one of the first two courses offered by Harvard through edX, the online [...]
EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced its spring course and module offerings, including four at Harvard.
Harvard University Dining Services has turned its attention to sustainable seafood, an effort that may lead to new institutional standards for purchasing.
Over the weekend, Harvard students, guided by Eric Chivian ’64, M.D. ’68, moved three heirloom apple saplings from the Harvard Community Garden to a permanent spot on campus, just behind Lowell House. The three heirloom varieties– a Baldwin, an Esopus Spitzenburg and a Roxbury Russet– were planted by the Center for Health and the Global [...]
The new Harvard Community Garden holds its first workday of the summer, and celebrates with salad.
The new Harvard Community Garden, dedicated Sunday, is expected to inspire lessons in sustainability, community, and academic collaboration.
Harvard will start gardens for growing food in April, with students taking a lead role.
Disagreement over the public health impact of global warming emerged in a symposium this morning at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The colloquium, titled “Sustaining Human Health in a Changing Global Environment,” addressed what hazards can be expected as a result of rapid and continuing climate change. On [...]
The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, along with co-sponsors Swiss Re and the United Nations Development Programme, has released a study showing that climate change will significantly affect the health of humans and ecosystems and these impacts will have economic consequences. The study, “Climate Change Futures: Health, Ecological and [...]
A new report catalogues the connections between biodiversity and human health. The interim executive summary was presented at the United Nations in late October 2002, following the U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report is the first product from a project called “Biodiversity: Its Importance to Human Health,” headed by [...]
Ragweed, which flourishes along roadsides and in disturbed habitats throughout North America, produces one of the most common allergens. A study by Harvard researchers found that ragweed grown in an atmosphere with double the current carbon dioxide levels produced 61 percent more pollen than normal. Such a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide is expected to [...]