Harvard University scientists have developed and are preparing to launch a new satellite that uses breakthrough technology to detect and measure methane leaks. The technology promises to make a significant contribution in limiting climate change, as methane is a greenhouse gas whose warming potential is more than 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide.
Tropical forests are one of the most vital ecosystems on Earth, yet little is understood about how they will respond to increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. Harvard Professor Ben Taylor and his team are undertaking first-of-its-kind research exploring how increasing CO2 will affect plant-microbe partnerships in tropical forest ecosystems.
In partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, is excited to announce that we are now offering a 2-year fellowship program for eligible research fellows, post-doctoral scholars, and early career faculty pursuing scholarly research at the intersection of climate change and global health.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) Environmental Fellows program enables doctorate recipients to work for two years with Harvard faculty members to create new environmental knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.
Iman Fayyad places "no waste" at the forefront of design for the CloudHouse Shade Pavilion in Greene-Rose Heritage Park, Cambridge. The structure not only offers shade, but also a space that brings the community together.
Ann-Christine Duhaime of Harvard Medical School is using her expertise in neuroscience to explore how the design of the human brain and its inherent response and reward systems are influencing the way we perceive, respond to, and behave towards climate change.