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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...
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...
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...

HSPH Professor Greg Norris speaks about how organizations and individuals can build net-positive enterprises

A recent study indicates that children's exposure to certain chemicals, including some pesticides, may trigger disabilities.
As we’ve explored the sustainability of red meat thus far, we’ve framed it as an individual choice. We’ve weighed the costs and benefits of how eating meat impacts the environment or our personal health and how it aligns with our...
“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...