Clearing up the confusion over red meat recommendations

Red meat recommendations and meat from plants: Chan School Nutrition Department head Frank Hu talks about recent developments in diet.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 8, 2019 ~13 min

Tags:  health  diet  sustainability  health-medicine  alvin-powell  frank-hu  red-meat  beyond-meat  impossible-burger  caloric-restriction  meat-substitute  nutrition-guidelines

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 • harvard
Sept. 24, 2019 ~8 min

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

Arboretum gets solar boost with massive Harvard sustainability initiative

The Weld Hill Solar Project, currently underway, is the Arnold Arboretum’s third and largest solar project and Harvard’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date, with nearly 1,300 solar panels powering a 45,000-square-foot science laboratory and teaching facility in Roslindale.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
April 24, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  sustainability  environments-sustainability  william-friedman  arnold-arboretum  benjamin-cumbie  carbon-free-boston  christopher-cook  climate-action-plan  derek-brain  earth-week  environmental  green-campus  harvards-green-revolving-fund  harvards-office-for-sustainability  heather-hendrickson  katie-lapp  longfellow-area-neighborhood-association  massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources  matt-omalley  ned-friedman  rob-orthman  solar-massachusetts-renewable-target  solworks-energy  weld-hill  weld-hill-research-and-education-building  weld-hill-solar-project

Arboretum goes solar in massive Harvard sustainability initiative

The Weld Hill Solar Project, currently underway, is the Arnold Arboretum’s third and largest solar project and Harvard’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date, with nearly 1,300 solar panels powering a 45,000-square-foot science laboratory and teaching facility in Roslindale.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
April 24, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  sustainability  william-friedman  arnold-arboretum  benjamin-cumbie  carbon-free-boston  christopher-cook  climate-action-plan  derek-brain  earth-week  environmental  green-campus  harvards-green-revolving-fund  harvards-office-for-sustainability  heather-hendrickson  katie-lapp  longfellow-area-neighborhood-association  massachusetts-department-of-energy-resources  matt-omalley  ned-friedman  rob-orthman  solar-massachusetts-renewable-target  solworks-energy  weld-hill  weld-hill-research-and-education-building  weld-hill-solar-project

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 • harvard
April 19, 2019 ~7 min

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

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 • harvard
March 22, 2019 ~9 min

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

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 • harvard
March 21, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • harvard
March 20, 2019 ~11 min

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

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  sustainability  architecture  basic-research  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  construction  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  l-mahadevan  termite-mounds  termites

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  sustainability  architecture  basic-research  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  construction  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  l-mahadevan  termite-mounds  termites

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