Panama expedition reveals how species persevere under climate change

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.

Deborah Blackwell | Feb. 12, 2020 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: science-technology arnold-arboretum ben-goulet-scott climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability ferns jacob-suissa jon-hamilton mamoni-valley-preserve-natural-history panama

Connecting the dots between climate change and health care

Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 10, 2020 | harvard
~16 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell asthma climate-change clinical-care emergency-room environments-sustainability harvard-medical-school health heat-stroke heat-wave intravenous-fluids massachusetts-general-hospital pollen renee-salas symposium

Researcher analyzes effects of climate change on productivity

Environmental and developmental economist Patrick Behrer is tracking the health effects of working in an extremely hot environment and the ripple effects on the economy.

Colleen Walsh | Nov. 1, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology climate-change climate-change-solutions-fund jisung-park patrick-behrer

In ‘Why Trust Science?’ Naomi Oreskes explains why the process of proof is worth trusting

Harvard Professor Naomi Oreskes, author of "Why Trust Science?," discusses the five pillars necessary for science to be considered trustworthy, the evidentiary value of self-reporting, and her Red State Pledge.

Jill Radsken | Oct. 22, 2019 | harvard
~13 mins   

Tags: science-technology merchants-of-doubt climate-change fas history-of-science jill-radsken naomi-oreskes red-state-pledge why-trust-science

Urgency of climate change may be understated in intergovernmental panel report

The world’s oceans, glaciers, and ice caps are under assault by climate change. The Gazette spoke with former Obama science adviser John Holdren about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report examining the threat.

Alvin Powell | Oct. 2, 2019 | harvard
~14 mins   

Tags: science-technology wildfire alvin-powell arctic-initiative belfer-center-for-science-and-international-affairs climate-change global-warming harvard-kennedy-school heat-wave intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change john-holdren permafrost public-opinion sea-level-rise

How a biofriendly fertilizer could offer a greener way to grow plants

Harvard scientists are teaming up with sustainability officers and landscaping experts to test a new fertilizer that won’t wash into water supplies.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | Sept. 24, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology bacteria caitlin-mcdermott-murphy-climate-change chemistry daniel-nocera dilek-dogutan fas harvard-landscaping-services landscaping office-for-sustainability paif paul-smith photosynthesis presidents-administrative-innovation-fund quentin-gilly sustainability undergraduate-research

Panel discussion honoring James McCarthy brings experts and innovative ideas to campus

Experts from Harvard and beyond gathered Monday to discuss the oceans’ plight in a warming world, offering hopeful solutions despite the often bleak assessment prompted by warming, pollution, acidification, and coral bleaching.

Alvin Powell | Sept. 19, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell aquaculture carbon-sequestration climate-change coral-bleaching daniel-schrag fisheries harvard-university-center-for-the-environment james-mccarthy jane-lubchenco jeremy-jackson ocean pollution

Drone-based monitoring system reveals important information on the health of the Amazon

A group of researchers are using a drone-based chemical monitoring system to track the health of the Amazon in the face of global climate change and human-caused deforestation and burning.

Leah Burrows | Sept. 12, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology amazon climate-change drone harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas

Harvard groups research planet-cooling aerosols

Harvard’s Keutsch Research Group is working on a controversial idea that might someday be our best hope against climate change: stratospheric aerosol injection.

Anna Gibbs | Sept. 11, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology aerosol-injection anna-gibbs calcium-carbonate climate-change craig-mascarenhas david-keith frank-keutsch geoengineering keutsch-lab stratosphere sulfuric-acid

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