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The life cycle of those seemingly ubiquitous interoffice envelopes may seem trivial, but as a few Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) employees found, questioning the path the envelopes take between departments can lead to cost savings and waste...
The list of recent natural disasters appears endless: hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, earthquakes. The connection between climate change and a greater frequency of climate disasters is becoming increasingly clear. It’s also evident that those...
PETERSHAM, Mass. — In heavily wooded New England, forests are dynamic ecosystems that support a range of plants and animals, and their ability to soak up carbon also makes them an important piece of the climate-change puzzle. How changes to...
Light bulbs, hand-dryers, or chilled- and hot- water pumps rarely evoke dedicated interest or enthusiasm, but for Harvard’s building managers and facility leaders the energy and cost savings these technologies can deliver tend to inspire such...
A recent study indicates that children's exposure to certain chemicals, including some pesticides, may trigger disabilities.
They were two winningly sustainable houses, designed at Harvard to use little or no energy. A presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) celebrated this pair of prize-winning student designs: one in France (wholly a computer...
“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.” Here Emerson points to a way that nature itself has shaped the kind of things that we are. But this power of observation, and potential for learning, can be applied to a multitude of...