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Thirty-eight of the United States’ national parks are experiencing “accidental fertilization” at or above a critical threshold for ecological damage, according to a study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics...
Planting a forest to improve air quality may prove to be as cost-effective as expensive new pollution-control equipment, according to preliminary results from a novel experiment at a Texas chemical plant. Officials involved in the study say this...
Kamal Bawa’s journey to understand and protect the biodiversity of the towering Himalayas began half a century ago, when he was young and traveling into the fabled mountain range’s eastern foothills. Though desolate snow and ice lay...
You may have to dig to find it, but there’s good news out there on climate change, and not just a little. Really. Eighty-one percent of the world’s top 500 companies are considering the operational risks from climate change, and are even...
Sending his eyes across the Bright Hockey Center ’s broad expanse, Jason Waldron marvels at how much better the place looks. Waldron, Harvard Athletics ’ facilities manager, knows that the super-efficient bulbs he installed earlier this...
“Sometimes you go out over the horizon and you don’t come back,” says photographer James Balog in the award-winning documentary “ Chasing Ice ,” as he reflects on his work documenting breathtaking footage of the world...
If you Google “Bill,” the first hit you get is the phrase “Bill me later.” It’s an accidental tribute to the writer-turned-activist whom everyone calls by his first name: Bill McKibben ’82, who spoke at Harvard...
Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states. The Harvard team...
MANAUS, Brazil — “It’s the U.S./Brazil collaboration that really makes this possible,” said Scot Martin, Harvard’s Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, discussing the GoAmazon2014 project and its many...
This is third in a series of stories about Harvard’s engagement in Latin America. MANAUS, Brazil — Walking along a path in the Amazon rainforest, several overheated travelers come across a copper-colored brook rippling under a mossy...