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At the height of the last ice age, the Earth was dramatically more covered with ice than scientists previously believed, and while much of that ice has melted, Harvard researchers say relatively little of the melting occurred in Antarctica . As...
Earlier this year, landscape architecture students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) did fieldwork in New York’s Jamaica Bay, a marshy estuary on the southwest coast of Long Island. Little more than a century ago, it was a...
This is second in a series of stories about Harvard’s engagement in Latin America. When Nathan Black considers the potential global consequences of climate change, one thing he sees is war. Black , the French Environmental Fellow at the...
The average Haitian gets nine liters of water a day, less than half of the World Health Organization’s recommended minimum of 20 liters. In Haiti, the water situation starts with scarcity and gets worse. According to a study by Mary C. Smith...
Stormwater Management on the GSD roof
Envisioning a green space as inviting and social as it would be operative and effective, students Ecaterina Dobrescu and Rebecca Bartlett of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) set out last semester to transform a concrete patio space at...
Spurred by increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, forests over the past two decades have become dramatically more efficient in how they use water, a Harvard study has found. Studies had long predicted that plants would begin to use water...
A slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die. In an area called Agbogbloshie, impoverished residents were burning broken electronic parts,...
Scientists hoping to make the next breakthrough in renewable energy now have plenty of new avenues to explore — Harvard researchers this week released a database of more than 2 million molecules that might be useful in the construction of...
When researcher Richard Wrangham looks at the future of chimpanzees, he sees people. Though scientists like him have invested decades in understanding the apes, and Western conservationists and activists have raised money and agitated to safeguard...
They didn’t always speak the same language, but climate scientists and disaster relief workers wrapped up a meeting Tuesday in agreement about the importance of leveraging climate insights into improved disaster preparedness as the planet...