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Co-founders Victor Cruzate (left) and Andreas Birnik (right) If you’re like us at the Harvard Office for Sustainability you care about your carbon footprint and hope to make a difference in the fight against climate change. But if you’re...
The concept seemed a bit strange at first, even bizarre: Take a biological function and apply it to urban planning. And when the urban space in question is Paris, the venerable City of Light, the challenge became even more daunting. But 24 Harvard...
Here is a case where the saying “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” is wrong. Flame retardant chemicals are added to furniture and electronics to meet flammability standards in cities and states across the nation. However,...
As a young man, Jacques Cousteau aspired to be a naval aviator, but a car accident diverted his dreams. Doctors suggested that he swim to regain his strength. It was this fortuitous turn of events that turned his gaze from the air to the sea, and...
Could a better understanding of the brain’s reward system — a network fine-tuned over millions of years and laser-focused on survival — help mankind skirt environmental disaster? Ann-Christine Duhaime thinks it’s entirely...