A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
Researchers at Arboretum studying how maple trees are adapting to climate change.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~12 min
Tags: science-technology evolution climate-change environments-sustainability arnold-arboretum research al-kovaleski jake-grossman maples
Human-environmental scientist says there are new clues about how and why the Maya culture collapsed.
Feb. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change history environments-sustainability arizona-state-university billie-l-turner-ii maya
Tamara Pico, a postdoctoral fellow, is using records of flooding in the Bering Strait to make inferences about how the ice sheets that covered North America responded to the warming climate, and how their melting might have contributed to climate changes.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell reuell environments-sustainability sea-level flooding science-advances bering-strait flood ice ice-sheets paleoclimate pico tamara-pico younger-dryas
According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change obesity food environments-sustainability harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health walter-willett harvard-forest inc fisheries global-warming harvard-law-school all-aces american-farmland-trust and-forests atyia-martin enviroment farms food-pyramid food-solutions-new-england harvard-pilgrim-healthcare-foundation kennedy-school-of-government naima-penniman planetary-health-diet soul-fire-farm university-of-massachusetts-club
Two graduate students from Arnold Arboretum have created the Mamoní Valley Preserve Natural History Project, an ongoing series of student-led field expeditions designed to increase our understanding of how biodiversity can persevere in the face of climate change, deforestation, and human disturbance.
Feb. 12, 2020 • ~12 min
Tags: science-technology climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability arnold-arboretum ben-goulet-scott ferns jacob-suissa jon-hamilton mamoni-valley-preserve-natural-history panama
Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.
Feb. 10, 2020 • ~16 min
Tags: health climate-change asthma harvard-medical-school environments-sustainability health-medicine alvin-powell massachusetts-general-hospital heat-wave clinical-care emergency-room heat-stroke intravenous-fluids pollen renee-salas symposium
Treatment with a naturally occurring antioxidant, CoQ10, restores many aspects of fertility in C. elegans worms following exposure to BPA. The findings offer a possible path toward undoing BPA-induced reproductive harms in people.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: reproduction fertility basic-research environments-sustainability health-medicine blavatnik-institute-at-harvard-medical-school bpa c-elegans-worms chemicals coenzyme-q10 coq10 monica-colaiacovo
Research into the gut microbes of wasps shows that exposure to atrazine, a widely used herbicide, leads to changes in the gut microbiome that are passed to future generations. Findings indicate that the microbiomes of insects, including pollinators, and of humans should be considered when evaluating the biorisk of pesticides.
Feb. 4, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology basic-research environments-sustainability agrochemicals herbicides microbiomes robert-brucker
A new study overturns long-held beliefs about the role humans played in shaping the landscape pre- and post- European colonization.
Jan. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: science-technology biodiversity fas environments-sustainability harvard-forest land-management david-foster forests nature-sustainability new-england
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