New England’s trees capturing more carbon, says 25-year study

The rate at which carbon is captured from the atmosphere at Harvard Forest nearly doubled between 1992 and 2015, a 25-year study reveals.

Clarisse Hart • harvard
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology climate-change harvard-forest carbon-storing harvard-forest-long-term-ecological-research-site

Food summit examines sustainability, health, and justice

According to a summit on food production, diet, and sustainability, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses sustainability and social justice.

Clea Simon • harvard
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

Historical view reshapes beliefs about colonization

A new study overturns long-held beliefs about the role humans played in shaping the landscape pre- and post- European colonization.

Clarisse Hart • harvard
Jan. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  biodiversity  fas  environments-sustainability  harvard-forest  land-management  david-foster  forests  nature-sustainability  new-england

Tree in Harvard Forest live tweets climate change

Tree in Harvard Forest outfitted with sensors, cameras, and other digital equipment sends out on-the-ground coverage.

Nate Herpich • harvard
Aug. 13, 2019 ~9 min

Tags:  science-technology  harvard-forest  witness-tree  fisher-meteorological-station  lynda-mapes  nate-herpich  tim-rademacher  treewatchnet  twitter

Harvard researchers are blown away by hurricane simulation

Three decades after scientists intentionally knocked down nearly 300 trees at Harvard Forest, nature is still surprising as experiments continue.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 26, 2019 ~17 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  harvard-forest  hurricane  long-term-ecological-research-program  regrowth  resilience

Harvard scientists blown away by hurricane simulation

Three decades after scientists intentionally knocked down nearly 300 trees at Harvard Forest, nature is still surprising as experiments continue.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 26, 2019 ~17 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  harvard-forest  hurricane  long-term-ecological-research-program  regrowth  resilience

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