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Environment

Smith Campus Center Trees
On Campus

Smith Campus Center Trees

Harvard planted new trees in front of the Smith Campus Center, which is under construction and slated to open in Fall 2018.

Water Feature Graphic
Endowment

In Drought-Stricken Central California, Harvard Hopes to Turn Water Into Wine

Harvard owns 7,500 acres of vineyards in Cuyama Valley, California. Water scarcity threatens the future of agriculture in the region.

Allston
Allston

With Harvard's Help, Allstonians Look to Spruce Up Lincoln St. Green Strip

Some Allstonians are looking to restore a roadside strip of green land near Interstate 90 with Harvard's help after a similar attempt a decade ago failed to take root.

Toxicity with Folklore and Mythology
FAS

Folk and Myth Holds Symposium on Environmental, Racial Issues

At the event, titled "Toxic Tales, Body Burdens, and Climatic Conundrums," speakers ranging from professors to current students spoke about issues like climate change, ecotourism, and race relations.

Catch of the Day
Environment

Catch of the Day

Fishermen bring in their catch from Lake Erie.

Verena Conley
Events

Verena Conley

Verena Conley, a Long Term Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard, gives a talk titled "Care Tactics: Environmental Practice of Everyday Life."

Student Groups

Harvard Republican Club Joins Advocacy Group, Endorses Carbon Tax

The new group, known as Students for Carbon Dividends, endorses the so-called Baker-Shultz plan, named after two of its signatories, former Secretaries of State James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz.

Hope and Despair
University

Climate Change Panel Talks 'Hope and Despair'

“It’s not the number one political issue and until it becomes the number one political issue, we’re not in the position I think we need to be if we want to change the scenarios."

Hope and Despair
Environment

Hope and Despair

David Wallace-Wells, Cam Webb, Nancy Knowlton, and Nikhil Advani speak Wednesday evening at a panel discussion hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Mt. Trashmore
Environment

Mt. Trashmore

Mt. Trashmore, a towering mountain made of all of Harvard Yard's Tuesday trash, appeared Wednesday outside Annenberg Memorial Hall. The Resource Efficiency Program (REP) created this mountain and the numerous signs around it to draw attention to how much we throw away every day; to encourage recycling; and to give passersby tips about sustainability.

Professor Steven C. Wofsy
Green

Steven C. Wofsy

Wofsy and his team maintain a worldwide network of ground and airborne instruments dedicated to monitoring changes in the climate and the atmosphere. They are currently preparing to fly 70,000 km in order to measure pollution in the remotest areas of the world. ​

Vigil for Houston
Student Groups

Vigil for Houston

Harvard affiliates gathered Friday at a vigil, organized by the Harvard Texas Club, for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which struck Houston at the end of August.

Manhattan Climate March
Student Groups

In Letter, Faust Commits to Climate Progress

University President Drew G. Faust signed a statement affirming Harvard’s commitment to make progress on climate change.

University

Panel Discusses Impact of Human Activity on Marine Ecosystems

​Three marine scientists discussed the detrimental impact human activity is having on the evolution of ocean organisms this past Thursday as part of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series.

Naomi Klein
Books

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein, an award-winning journalist and author, explores the complicated relationship between capitalism and climate change at a talk in First Parish Church Wednesday evening.

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