Environment

The Science Center
Research

Some Science Profs Fear Federal Funding Cuts Under Trump

Some Harvard professors and researchers say they are worried about how Donald Trump’s presidency could affect federal funding for scientific research.

Environmental Challenges for the New President
On Campus

Environmental Challenges for the New President

Bob Perciasepe, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, gives a special lecture at CGIS South on the future of climate change policy in the U.S.

Events

Experts Offer Solutions Integrating Conservation and Economic Development

Experts discussed conservation strategies that can both protect biodiversity and encourage economic development at a panel Thursday evening.

Cambridge

‘Extreme Drought’ Forces Cambridge to Purchase $3.6 Million of Water

Reduced rainfall in Massachusetts and parts of the Northeast since May has pushed Cambridge’s local reservoirs to their lowest volume in at least 10 years, driving the city to purchase millions of dollars of water.

Former Irish President Mary Robinson
Harvard Law School

Former Irish President Connects Climate Change and Human Rights

During the conversation at the Law School,​ Mary T.W. Robinson emphasized the need for international policies promoting sustainability.

Office of Sustainability's Living Lab
School of Public Health

New 'Living Laboratory' Initiatives to Increase Sustainability Funding

The core idea of the Living Laboratory initiative, which will be housed in the Office for Sustainability, is to use the Harvard campus as a test bed for new ideas related to combating climate change and improving public health.

Harvard Law School

After 'Deepwater Horizon' Pre-Screening, Panel Reflects on Spill's Aftermath

The upcoming film was screened in Somerville Theater for those with a Harvard ID and a guest. A panel offered insights into the 2010 BP oil spill and the extensive aftermath.

College

Authors Advocate for Farm Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, and Michael Pollan, a food writer, urged consumers to support higher standards for farm animal protection at an event held in Memorial Church Monday night.

Scrutiny

If a Tree Falls: Fighting Climate Change in the Harvard Forest

More than a century old, the Harvard Forest still bears traces of its past—stone fences, ancient oaks. Yet changes have come, too, subtle but significant.

Film

Environmentalist Emphasizes Role of Media

Environmental conservationist Philippe Cousteau, Jr. reflected on his family history as well as the changing role that media has played in spreading the environmental movement this Tuesday for the 2016 Lowell Lecture.

Gore Speaks
College

Gore Speaks

Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore '69 speaks in Sanders Theater Thursday. Gore expressed optimism about society's ability to overcome the challenges posed by climate change, but emphasized the need to invest in sustainable infrastructure now.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panelists Celebrate Women’s Leadership in Environmental Movement

Four female leaders in the environmental movement shared their respective stories in combatting climate change on Tuesday at the Kennedy School.

Harvard Office of Sustainability
College

Sustainability Office Relocates to Harvard Square

Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, previously located east of the College’s campus, has moved to 14 Story St. in Harvard Square, increasing its accessibility to students.

Green

Harvard Affiliates Urge Geophysical Union to Drop Exxon Sponsorship

Several Harvard students and professors co-signed a letter calling for the president of the American Geophysical Union to end all union sponsorship ties with ExxonMobil, joining more than 100 members of the organization and other geoscientists.

Climate Change and Environmental Justice
Student Groups

Climate Change and Environmental Justice

The Harvard College Democrats hosted a panel on recent political developments regarding climate change and environmental justice on Tuesday evening. The panel featured Madeline Page, the Global Warming Outreach Director for Environment America, Professor Jim McCarthy, former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Professor Michael McElroy, Founding Chair of Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and was moderated by Lexi Smith ‘18.