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From Gloom and Doom to Hope
On Campus

From Gloom and Doom to Hope

Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discusses recent advancements in sustainable fisheries management and other ocean science and policy.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Report Assesses Cambridge’s Climate Change Vulnerability

By 2030, Cambridge could experience triple the number of days each year with temperatures above 90 degrees due to effects from climate change, according to a recent report.

Extension School

Extension School Club Screens Clothing Industry Documentary

The Harvard Extension Environmental Club screened “The True Cost,” a documentary detailing the environmental and humans costs of the clothing industry.

Central Administration

Harvard Signs onto ‘Climate Pledge’ Ahead of UN Conference

The pledge asks for an “ambitious agreement” at this winter's United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.

College

Harvard Makes Effort to Reduce Food Waste

Organizations across the campus and area, from Food For Free to Harvard University Dining Services, have been working to reduce the prevalence of food waste, yet it still remains a pressing issue, they say.

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FlyBy Blog

Flyby Investigates: Rake Harvard

Turns out, the rakes are there in preparation for RakeHarvard, “Harvard’s First-Ever People-Powered Rake-In,” according to Harvard’s sustainability website.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Management Company Sustainable Investing Chief To Depart

Pedicini, who will leave HMC after just two-and-a-half years, departs after her department suffered criticism from Divest Harvard over the Management Company’s steadfast refusal to fully divest the endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Harvard Kennedy School

Before UN Conference, HKS Panelists Talk Climate Policy

The panel discussion, which took place at the Kennedy School of Government, centered around both the short-term and long-term implications of the conference for national and international climate change policies.

Mossavar-Rahmani Center
Research

Study: Carbon Dioxide Levels Correlated with Cognition

Researchers studied the decision-making abilities of 24 participants in a controlled office environment at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.

College

Conservation Scientist Urges Sustainable Business

In a lecture titled “How Nature Can Save Us,” M. Sanjayan focused on how important nature is to humans.

Museums

The Trouble with Jellyfish

Nestled in a building of glass and chrome is what appears to be a Victorian era collector’s room. The theme of the exhibit is obvious: Wispy tentacles undulate across the muted blue wallpaper, the hanging vintage prints are decorated with umbrella-like forms, and the glass cases display slabs of rock which I am told are jellyfish fossils. (It took me a moment to realize what these were because jellyfish don’t have bones.)

On Campus

Professor Proposes Economic Solution to Climate Change

Yale economics professor William Nordhaus suggested an international treaty in which countries “move into agreements that they want to be in, not ones they are forced to be in” to combat climate change.

Harvard Kennedy School

‘Happiest Man in World’ Calls for Cultural Evolution

Matthieu Ricard presented altruism in the contexts of economic inequality and environmental sustainability, emphasizing its power to affect societal and personal change.

Books

15 Minutes with Michael Pollan

​Michael Pollan, the acclaimed food journalist, is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute exploring psychedelic drug therapy. Pollan talked with FM about healthy eating hacks in college and his self-proclaimed “spiritual retardation.”

Faust
Central Administration

In Washington, Faust Advocates Climate Change Research

Faust emphasized the role that universities can have in combatting climate change and lobbied for increased federal funding for research.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes