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Harvard undergraduates are approaching sustainability in their coursework from a variety of angles. On Wednesday, students in the course Environmental Science and Public Policy 77 showcased how they have been learning to view environmental...
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and sun far more economical and...
Harvard students demonstrated their commitment to sustainability this past summer all over the world and in many different ways. Through entrepreneurialism, advocacy, internships, volunteerism, and education, they promoted a healthier environment...
Climate change may not have been as prominent in the headlines in the 1980s as it is today, but it was certainly on the minds of engineers designing a new sewage-treatment plant for Boston. Today, the massive Deer Island plant can boast of being one...
If you wonder why worldwide scientific consensus hasn’t yet quashed climate change denial in the United States, a panel this week at Harvard Kennedy School offered an answer: It’s the politics, stupid. Persistent efforts to cast doubt on...
We’ve heard arguments about the environmental disadvantages of eating red meat. We’ve also heard about the possible health impacts. Christine Korsgaard, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, stresses...
“The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature.” We might think this comes as a surprise from Ralph Waldo Emerson, who is often characterized first and foremost as a transcendentalist,...
First, do no harm. As world leaders gather at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York this week, Harvard environmental economist Robert Stavins says the next major global climate agreement should heed that age-old admonition to physicians, and make sure...