Speaking at a Climate Week symposium, former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy urged an audience of climate scientists and health experts to speak out about climate change.
Ph.D. graduate Jisung Park focuses on the natural environment’s effects on society—a boyhood interest that grew first in Kansas, then sharpened in Seoul.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment has produced 35 videos in which experts in various fields describe work related to climate change.
To make a difference on climate change, author Naomi Klein says, government and business would have to shift their ways, and likely won’t.
Carlos Moedas, European Union Science Commissioner, spoke about the importance of science in the "post-truth" era in a visit to the Harvard Kennedy School.
Digital technology and big data will power the next big advance in the business of farming, the head of a “digital agriculture” firm told a Harvard audience.
Professor Naomi Oreskes wants scientists to make a stronger case for action on climate change.
Researchers have found that due to warming temperatures, phytoplankton can now grow under Arctic sea ice, dramatically changing the ecology.
The “Harvard Chan: This Week in Health” podcast sits down with Aaron Bernstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard Chan School, to discuss how climate change will impact health and health care costs.
The Gazette speaks to Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and a past member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, about the future of the EPA under the leadership of Scott Pruitt.
A Nobel Prize-winning chemist has called for additional research into the air pollution blanketing the world’s megacities, saying that solutions found in the developed world’s cities are not likely to apply in other places.
Four experts gathered at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a panel concerning the impact of climate change on agriculture and the global food system, with an emphasis on the United States and Africa, and a nod toward what the incoming Trump administration might do about the issue.
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 University achieves ambitious climate goal set in 2008.
In a Harvard talk, ex-EPA official Robert Perciasepe outlined some narrow openings for bipartisanship on environmental issues.
Harvard experts gather to discuss climate change in all its complexity, and share some surprising views.
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.
The Gazette interviewed Robin Bronen, a human rights attorney and a senior research scientist at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, on climate change displacement.
Melting Arctic ice is opening the Northwest Passage, just a symptom of the accelerating warming in the Arctic and around the globe, speakers at a Radcliffe symposium on the oceans said.
Michael McElroy, Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, talks about his new book, “Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future.”
New findings on seagrass reinforce the need to direct research where biodiversity is most at risk, says Harvard Herbaria fellow Barnabas Daru.
Author Terry Tempest Williams is the guest speaker at the Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center, a new initiative convened by Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey and history Professor Ian J. Miller.
Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles. Air ...
Harvard neurosurgeon Ann-Christine Duhaime thinks a better understanding of the brain’s reward system might help encourage greener living.
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.
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.
How can we best enhance the well-being of people across generations on Harvard's campus, in the region, and the globe? Today, in a message to the Harvard ...
William Clark, co-author of a new book on sustainable development, discusses connecting science and practice, balancing conservation with use.
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.
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.
The future of the President Obama’s Clean Power Plan hangs in the balance with the Supreme Court vote to freeze the plan in place, halting implementation while legal issues are decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, likely, by the Supreme Court itself.
Harvard researchers contributed to a study identifying a 124-year freeze running from the sixth century into the seventh, with widely disruptive effects.
In a surprising finding that runs counter to most climate change research, Harvard scientists examining temperature records have shown that, in regions with the most intense farming, peak summer temperatures have declined over the decades.
Proper management can bring species back from the brink and create healthier ocean ecosystems, experts said during a Center for the Environment panel.
A postdoctoral fellow has launched a citizen-science project that aims to digitize thousands of pages of detailed observations on the life cycles of African trees.
Panelists in a Harvard Chan School forum examined how the Paris climate agreement might affect human health.
Harvard researchers examined the nation’s registry, where oil and gas production companies disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, and found that they do it less than in the past.
The Paris agreement to fight climate change greatly expands the international commitment to the cause, Harvard Professor Stavins says.
Harvard scientists are helping launch a new initiative to foster collaboration among scientists working at the intersection of the environment and health.
A side-event panel titled “Dialogue on the Comparison of Climate Change Policies” on Friday at the Conference of the Parties (COP21) featured Robert Stavins, faculty director of the Harvard Project and Harvard Project Manager Robert Stowe.
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.”
At a State Department forum, Harvard President Drew Faust says that universities have a responsibility to play a key role in developing solutions to climate-change issues.
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.
A panel of climate change experts at Harvard said that nature is telling us where we need to make changes to lessen future climate change impact: the places flooded or otherwise damaged in past storms.
Each year the Harvard University Center for the Environment awards funding to students who have an interest in environmental and energy research. The students’ backgrounds vary as widely as their topics.
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to institute a cap-and-trade program in the Asian giant by 2017. Harvard China Project leader Michael McElroy discussed the announcement and its potential effects on both climate legislation in the United States and on future climate talks in Paris.