Harvard biologist discusses the environmental impact of the Amazon fires

Harvard biologist and longtime Amazon rainforest researcher Brian Farrell discusses how the forest fires raging in Brazil are threatening the planet’s climate, and how to stop them.

Colleen Walsh | Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: national-world-affairs science-technology amazon brazil brian-farrell climate-change david-rockefeller-center-for-latin-american-studies economics environments-sustainability fires rainforest


Study shows China can be carbon-negative in an economically competitive way

Researchers have analyzed technical and economic viability for China to move toward carbon-negative electric power generation and found that China can do so in an economically competitive way.

Leah Burrows | April 19, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology carbon-neutral carbon-negative-electric-power-generation china chris-p-nielsen economic-viability economy-and-environment environments-sustainability environomental harvard-china-project-on-energy michael-mcelroy seas sustainability

Harvard recognized at Climate Leadership Conference for sustainability efforts

Harvard received an award at the Climate Leadership Conference in Baltimore, recognizing its commitment to the environment.

Lian Parsons | March 21, 2019 | harvard
~3 mins   

Tags: science-technology climate-change climate-leadership-awards environments-sustainability fossil-fuels greenhouse-gas office-for-sustainability sustainability

Ocean acidification shown to have negative impact on fish skeletons

In a first-of-its-kind study, findings suggest that continued ocean warming and acidification could impact everything from how fish move to how they eat.

Peter Reuell | Feb. 20, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology jaws acidification cartilage climate crura di-santo environments-sustainability faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas fish harvard mineralization ocean ocean-acidification peter-reuell reuell skates skeletons valentina-di-santo wings

Arboretum helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

A course at the Graduate School of Design takes students from the classroom into Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, where plants come to life for these landscape architects.

Deborah Blackwell | Feb. 19, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: arts-humanities field-methods-and-living-collections plant-blindness arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university climate deborah-blackwell ecology environments-sustainability harvard-graduate-school-of-design landscape-design masters-in-design rosetta-s-elkin william-friedman

Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell | Jan. 16, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology andrew-groover arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university california-wildfires climate climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability living-laboratory trees

Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell | Jan. 16, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology andrew-groover arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university california-wildfires climate climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability living-laboratory trees

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