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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...
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...
“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,...
An interdisciplinary team of 12 Harvard Graduate School of Design students worked with Dr. Andreas Georgoulias, Lecturer in Architecture and director of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure, to deliver the Inter-American Development...
Henk Ovink thinks about the threat posed by rising seas to developed coastlines, a lot. The Dutch expert on the subject brought his water wisdom to the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) this semester, co-teaching a course on managing such...
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...
With longer and hotter heat waves in the offing, a Harvard professor has put the urban “heat island” under the microscope, finding smaller heat islands — mainly occupied by the poor — within city limits, and identifying...
From The Crimson, to Satire V, to the Harvard Advocate, Harvard College offers a wide variety of platforms for students to write, design, and assist in publication both online and off. However, until last semester the University did not have a...