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   

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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   

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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   

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Experts gather at Harvard to discuss future food solutions

A panel of experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed how the globe might feed an estimated human population of 10 billion by midcentury and suggested a diet high in plant foods, low in red meat, as well as a host of reforms to how food is produced and distributed today.

Alvin Powell | March 22, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alvin-powell diet food gina-mccarthy harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health population sustainability the-forum-at-harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health walter-willett

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   

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Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Novelist Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” features trees as key characters in an entwined tale of human life and our impact on the natural world. He will speak at the Arnold Arboretum and the Mahindra Humanities Center later this month.

Alvin Powell | March 20, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology the-overstory alvin-powell arnold-arboretum mahindra-humanities-center old-growth richard-powers sustainability terry-tempest-williams trees william-friedman

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   

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